How To Wear City Tweeds

A KEY TREND for AW18, find out how to wear CITY TWEEDS now …

Showstopping finale: Karl Lagerfeld’s AW18 show simulated a stroll through autumn in Paris, albeit indoors at the Grand Palais. Chanel AW18, photograph by Jason Lloyd Evans.

Wool tweeds in houndstooth, bouclé and heritage checked patterns are a key trend this season. Think more city slicker, less countryside staples; this fustiest of fabrics is cool again. The cut is key. Perfect for slipping on with chunky knits.

L – R: Gabriella Hearst, Louis Vuitton, Loewe

Did you know? What unites Balenciaga’s designer Demna Gvasalia and Coco Chanel? They both re-invigorated tweed – Chanel in 1925 with the creation of her soft braid-trimmed suit and Gvasalia in his debut collection in 2016 …

Backstage at Dior AW18

Wear tweeds and checks to work.

Backstage at Loewe AW18

Heritage checks look more contemporary than ever.

L – R: Chloe, Altuzarra, Louis Vuitton

Take inspiration from the AW18 catwalks.

L – R: Max Mara, Victoria Beckham, Loewe

Styling tips: Keep it natural. Layer up tone-on-tone shades. Leather or matching accessories seamlessly complement this look.

Pieces to shop now:

Check coat, €120, at Marks & Spencer.

Tweed check pencil skirt, Vêtements, €1,290;


Wool blend plaid blazer, €149, & Other Stories.

Grey herringbone tweed throw, €99, Magee.

Houndstooth wool-tweed bucket hat, Prada, €324,

Aislinn Coffey

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