Has the world gone plaid mad? In the past few days alone we've witnessed a tartan themed party (on a yacht, bizarre) thanks to music mogul Pharrell and his new wife Helen Lasichanh, extolled the bold virtues of Rita Ora's triple Moschino tartan and discovered that Cara Delevingne decreed tartan as her new go-to pattern – choosing not only a rucksack, but jeans and a trouser suit in the chic criss-cross, too.
Traditional checks played a big role on the print-scape of autumn/winter's runways, but now the weave has gone wild: plaiding up the wardrobes of Miranda Kerr, Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry, Bella Thorne and many more A-listers on both sides of the pond.
Moschino Autumn/Winter 2013 [Jason Lloyd Evans]
Whether channeled into grunge via a heavy flannel shirt, punk with lashings of leather, or Clueless in a mini skirt suit and knee-socks, there are many ways to tackle tartan. But like all brave patterns, it can be all too easy to check into the fancy dress factory by accident. Mere mortals but not be as equipped as Miss Ora to pull of a triple injection…. Scroll through the gallery above to see the best ways to get into the new grid.