In the Fall and Winter fashion trends of recent years, checkers is undoubtedly the most repeatedly used element by famous fashion designers. Besides checkers, many people use alternative words like Tartan or Plaid (American English). According to Wikipedia, Tartan/Plaid is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. D&G has used tartan as the main element in their F/W 2008 fashion show which has injected the soul of English countryside style into their new fashion designs. From scarf to coat to skirt, you can find checkers all around the runway. However, you will not get bored. Checkers are well presented in their design with different colors bands and mix and match with thin belts, faux fur coat etc. Besides D&G, Tommy Hilfiger also integrates checkers into their college look design. With their classice colors of red, white and blue, checkers have evolved into a modern classic element in their new design.