The Surprising Print That Is Making a Major Comeback This Summer

Women wearing gingham-print clothing.

(Image credit: High Sport)

Over the past several summers, we've seen a number of prints take off. Jean Paul Gaultier's signature prints all but took over on social feeds last year. Polka dots made a resurgence on the runway at Miu Miu in its F/W 23 collection. Scarf prints have been infused into everything from swimwear to sarongs. The latest print that is making somewhat of an unexpected resurgence? Gingham.

Gingham is timeless and classic. It is a print that can withstand the trend cycles, but it has been many years since it has been at the center of design for brands. The last major moment on the runway for gingham was in the spring/summer 2015 collections that were presented 10 years ago, and the print was a point of departure for designers such as Altuzarra, Michael Kors, and Oscar de la Renta. There was a sense of lightness and preppy elegance that has now made its way back into the fashion space. High Sport, in particular, is making the print in demand again among the fashion set with its matching sets that are practically sold out everywhere.

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Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.