Bold, chic, and sophisticated. Step apart from the crowd in stripes: a pattern that emerged from a history of rebellion and counterculture, and that today defines timeless elegance. Coco Chanel was holidaying in France when she fell in love with the striped uniforms of sailors, inspiring her famous striped Breton top: a style made popular by icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Chanel’s minimalist, nautical-themed designs were created to empower the women wearing them, and became a rich source of inspiration in fashion for decades to come. Ubiquitous stripes defined Mediterranean beach culture in the mid-19th century — a world of sparkling turquoise water and bright sunshine that NVR NUDE continually draws inspiration from. The freedom and simplicity of this culture helped further define stripes as a chic, fashion-forward staple. Stripes attract and play with the eye by creating subtle illusions, helping their wearer stand tall. They are bold and powerful, yet elegant and refined — and always a statement.