MEGA Holiday Gift Guide To Heritage Houndstooth

Janine Recto
Associate Publisher

You can never count a classic out, especially one with an enduring quality such as houndstooth. This season, the heritage print makes a strong return to the mainstream in precise and contemporary reinventions fit for the holidays.

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In the realm of fashion, countless prints have come and go. A redux however isn’t out of the question. However, for it to make a successful comeback, it must redefine itself and stand out in a sea of patterns that are already available in our everyday wardrobe. One case who’s doing it flawlessly is the storied heritage of houndstooth.

For decades now, houndstooth has always been the print that has exuded such sophistication. It just impeccably manifests such elegance that other prints simply don’t possess. And perhaps that’s because we can trace houndstooth way back from its Scottish roots that over the span of time, the aristocracy started to don such print. So, as we’ve witnessed a handful of luxury fashion houses like Chanel, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana reinvent this luxe print on their fall/winter 2019 collection with a hint of nostalgic sensibilities, we are given another moment in time to wear such distinctive pattern in the contemporary setting. After all, this optical pattern is now back on everyone’s radar and should be on yours as well.

The best thing about this trend is that houndstooth impeccably manifests such versatility compared to its counterparts. To illustrate, you can easily pair it with another pattern such as checks. Although, if you want to have a much louder impact, you can also don a head-to-toe houndstooth ensemble in a high contrasting motif. Just keep in mind: when wearing similar patterns, make sure to opt for varied-sized prints.


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Photography by Kieran Punay of Studio100
Creative Direction by Shaira Bungcag
Makeup by Jef Ong of MAC Cosmetics
Hair by Francis Guinto of Aveda Philippines