Chevron is a French word meaning rafter and symbolizing protection. Derived in the Middle Ages, the chevron symbol has been used to honor those who have done notable work, and knights of this era wore the symbol on shields going into battle.
In the 20th century, credit must be given to the beloved Charlie Brown who first took on chevron as a fashion staple. Though the characteristics of Charlie Brown changed slightly over the years one thing remains the same: his chevron stripe!
It wasn’t until the early 1970’s that Italian designer, Ottavio Missoni made the chevron design so desirable in fashion, and soon after the trend became popular in art and furniture design as well. Hello colorful chevron designs!!
Today, Chevron is commonly referred to as the new stripe, and it is back in true fashion this spring and summer season. Lightweight and colorful scarves, jewelry and totes are capturing the chevron trend in both bold and subtle ways! Don't be intimidated by the zig-zag swag, start with a few simple accessories from lou lou to start your own style with chevron!
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“You have come a long way, Charlie Brown.”