Tweed is a perennial fashion favourite, and this season is no exception.
Tweed and plaids have traditionally been associated with menswear, and in the countryside, specifically with the hunt
Now it’s time to think tweedy – but certainly neither twee nor traditional. Cast aside any Miss Marple connotations for this season the British country classic gets a slick urban update; tweed has become sexy, smart and tailored. Oh, and practical too. From Vivienne Westwood to Burberry Prorsum, and Gucci to Karl Lagerfeld, it comes speckled, checked and textured this Autumn.
The look is such a refreshing change from the high-octane glitz and glamour dominating this season’s runways that designers have declared tweed the perfect combination of heritage and freshness and adopted it as their new favourite winter fabric.
Tweed garments seem to last forever, and actually improve with age, so go ahead and splurge on a fabulous tweed jacket, skirt, trousers, vest, cap, or coat. It'll be money well-spent.