Fashion focus: Buffalo check

Blame it on the ‘90s fashion revival, but buffalo check is back in a big way.

The iconic plaid pairs two colors together— often black and a brighter hue like red or blue—in a crisscross pattern that makes a striking statement. The past couple of seasons, the runways have been filled with this look, for both men and women.

The pattern shows up in home furnishings, as well, in sometimes surprising places. Fabrics are the natural application, but rugs and even woven furniture get a boost with this bold pattern. In the outdoor space, the look can go two ways—in lighter hues, it’s fresh and fun, like a picnic blanket, whereas in darker shades of black and red, it lends a more rugged, outdoorsy air to a space.

SURYAThis buffalo check outdoor pillow has a knife edge and comes in two colorways, red and black, and white and black.







 PREMIER PRINTS One of 10 new color options, this buffalo check fabric combines on-trend hues of blush pink and gray.


ELEMENO PILLOWS One of ElemenOPillows most popular patterns, this pillow cover is designed for outdoor use. It’s perfect for a cheery and updated look this summer!

–Karen Larkin, designer





The Madeleine is a fresh twist on the timeless Paris bistro chair and woven in our signature buffalo check. It gives your dining room a pop of pattern or transforms your outdoor lounge into a chic, coastal oasis.

–Caitlin Wilson, designer





ORIENTAL WEAVERS The Marina black-and-white buffalo check indoor/ outdoor rug is our top-selling pattern currently. Due to its popularity, we introduced five additional colorways—sand/white, gray/white, red/white, green/white and blue/white. While popular for outdoor settings, we are seeing a surge in consumers using outdoor rugs indoors. They are taking full advantage of the performance story—family-friendly, pet-friendly, ideal for high-traffic areas and easy to care for.

–Angie Shook, director of marketing and PR



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