Vivienne Westwood. Jonathan Saunders. Marc Jacobs. Timo Weiland. Dolce & Gabbana. These names certainly conjure up images of drastically different collections, but for spring '13, they all agreed on one bold trend: stripes. Yes, vertical, horizontal, thick, skinny, or diagonal—it seems it will soon be impossible to escape this classic-yet-of-the-moment print.
But really, why would you want to? We're totally digging the daring lines in all of their incarnations, so we've rounded up 18 eye-catching pieces that definitely don't stay inside the creative bounds. Still need convincing? Just ask our buddies Versace, Acne, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger, or Suno…we're sure they'll vouch for us.