This print definitely has a checkered past, but it’s on its way back in! The French call it pied de pole (chicken’s foot) due to its characteristic broken checks,or abstract four-pointed shapes. The Houndstooth check was made classic by its use in fabrics in the 30′s through the 70′s, and now it’s coming back in full force. We’ve caught glimpses of this traditional black and white pattern popping up in fashion, interior design, and even recently was spotted on the back of a car.
CHECK out why this pattern rocks our socks:
A.) It adds a traditional/vintage flair into any piece it is applied to.
B.) It can be bold or subtle, based on the size and scale of its use.
C.) It can have a very modern and current feel when it’s paired with a bold color.
Though this print has been popular in the textile industry, we predict its widespread growth beyond fabrics, slowly invading our coffee cups, iPhones and computer screens. So be on the lookout—we’re sure you’ll be seeing this patterned print everywhere in the near future!