Trend: Heritage Tweed

 

It's a tweed – ing moment!

 

Rugby Ralph Lauren’s Tweed Run

This back-to-basic fabric was heavily seen at Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, Fendi, Calvin Klein and Isaac Mizrahi's 13' Fall/Winter runway shows. Safe to say, tweed is now a big-ticket trend!
 

PS1 leather-trimmed tweed satchel by Proenza Schouler from www.net-a-porter.com
 

Over the years tweed has been hugely modernised. However, it still carries a certain low-key sophistication that continues to epitomise it as a staple outerwear fabric for both – men and women.

 

Women’s tweed fashion, 1951
 

Historically, tweed was seen as a Scottish workman's cloth until the 1840s. During that time a few groups of English aristocrats realised its potential as a great outerwear fabric for hunting, shooting and fishing trips, making its way into the the English aristocratic society. A finer and softer version of the tweed was later developed.

 

Harris tweed bike

 

Harris Tweed is the world's leading high-quality tweed cloth. The Scottish manufacturers still create pure virgin woollen fabrics using the old hand spun technique by Crofters in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. In order to protect the fabric against imitation, a certification mark was created in 1909 with the definition, "only tweeds woven in the Outer Hebrides would be eligible". This has definitely made Harris Tweed a sought after artisan fabric by the leading luxury brands and designers.

 

 

 

100 Acre Harris Tweed Blazer, Barkers x Swanndri collab.

Style Tip : Channel a sophisticated look with a super polished tweed topper as an outerwear silhouette..

Look out for lightweight and flexible tweed options. A well-tailored blazer can be a great addition to your winter wardrobe.

 

Image source: The Satorialist

 

To steer clear of the horse-and-hound look pair tweed with something less traditional – try jeans, leather pants or printed bottoms. Opt for monochrome, navy or even pastel tweed if brown is too country for your taste.

Tweed is undeniable chic  xx

– Zeenat Hatim

 

 

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