Plaid has come a long way from its traditional Scottish origins, having been appropriated by the British youth subcultures in the '60s. It's had a strong influence on the course of fashion since then, but none more so than in the '90s — where designers elevated it from the mosh pits to the runway along with the grunge movement, with which it was strongly associated.
This Fall, Coach taps on the punk spirit of the peppy pattern, turning it into a covetable line of accessories that will be perfect for injecting a bold statement into any outfit. The brand has come up with its own take on plaid — Mount Plaid — in a red-and-black combination that makes just enough of a style statement without being overly ostentatious. The collection comprises of covetable small leather goods, crossbody bags, backpacks, outerwear and scarves that brings the edginess of rock n' roll back to the present.