One peek at just about anyone’s Fall/Winter 2017 Collection and it’s obvious Corduroy is Fall 2017’s comeback kid.
Yes, you heard correctly the fabric of your childhood play clothes, 1960’s mini skirts and your college professor’s blazer is a major player this season.
Corduroy was all over the Fall 2017 runways in a variety of shades from rich autumn burgundies, chestnut and moss to wintry icy blues and snowy creams. Marc Jacobs showed outerwear with shearling-trimmed cord jackets in taupes and maroons, Prada gave us the perfect two-piece, made of brown corduroy with mixed fabric pockets and Mulberry strutted down the runway with the ultimate flowy wide leg corduroy trousers while Isabel Marant presented sweet workwear jackets with puckered shoulders and balloon sleeves and Gucci delivered corduroy in a multitude of ways from floral printed jackets to groovy retro trousers.
This close cousin of velvet is a must-have in both mens and womens trends this season. (Corduroy is basically a ridged form of velvet. Both materials are derived from fustian fabric, a heavy cloth woven from cotton- in fact corduroy is also known as ribbed velvet).
With designers delivering so many ways to incorporate the fabric into your wardrobe, whether you rock it in the form of trousers, suiting, matching sets, skirts, outerwear paired with shearling or a dress, there is no excuse to skip this trend.
Stylist Tip: Because Corduroy is so rigid and heavy it works best when you soften it’s appearance by pairing with silky soft fabrics or uber fuzzy knits.