Yes, it’s an invasion!

The Royal game has always been in. It’s an omnipresent religion influencing our lives in more than one way.

And odds are you have already noticed chess invasion into fashion territory too: yes, it’s all black and white this year. You need only to look at magazine covers (see below) having featured this growing 2013 fashion trend.

I want to thank for what follows (after all, I’m far from being a fashion expert).

“Black and white patterns take over. From harlequin prints and graphic checks to bold retro stripes: there’s no question that black and white patterns are one of spring’s biggest obsessions. Go basic, nineties or mod, just as long as you keep it black, white, and chic all over.”

“What initially felt more like a blast from the past, once playful black and white patterns found their way back on the catwalks adorning a full spectrum of sexy and flirtatious 1960s silhouettes, eventually turned into quite the abstract geometric obsession. Before we knew it the fashion world had already surrendered to the graphic madness and now the black and white prints are being introduced as one of spring 2013′s most notable fashion trends. Which is far from being a bad thing given their means to evoke quite the iconic looks.”

“Just like when sticking to the plan results in the most favorable outcome, when it comes to the black and white patterns it is indicated to stick to a theme, to a style, to a vision.” (hey, this sounds like strategy advice!)

April 2013 issue of Glamour magazine

Daphne Groeneveld covers DANSK magazine, spring 2013, photographed by Hasse Nielsen

Jessica Alba wearing a piece from LV’s monochrome collection

Nadja Bender covers Numero magazine’s February 2013 issue, photo by Sebastian Kim

Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2013

Black & White chess checkered leggings

The mystery of the missing pawn sory from The British Chess Bulletin

Okay, time to wrap it up, this is me in a photo from under the ground, in the subway. Just kidding… but the guy definitely must be a huge chess fan!

A chess fan in New York subway

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