It was in February when corduroy officially was re-introduced to fashion. When the collections for Fall/Winter17 were presented at fashion weeks, the fabric was omnipresent, with looks à la Jane Birkin at Prada, Trussardi and Marc Jacobs, to name just a few. So how could it happen, that we almost forgot about this huge comeback? Luckily, we remembered just in time for fall fashion, and tell you everything you need to know about this thick, sturdy and wonderful fabric.
Let's make one thing clear from the beginning: Corduroy is still not something crazy. Cuts and colors are the same as they were back in the 70s. Trousers and blazers come in burgundy, forest green, caramel, and other warm tones, as well of course with some exceptions like at Nina Ricci, who sent their model in a head-to-toe baby blue corduroy look over the catwalk. Dusky pink is an other variation, which is not really popping, but still not among the usual hues that this fabric comes in (LOVE these Muveil trousers!).
In general, the style is very old school, vintage, as if it derived straightly from a Wes Anderson movie. And exactly this retro look is, what is aimed for with corduroy.
What are the pieces to buy now? Corduroy is a gregarious animal. It comes in matching pairs most of the time. Though, this is not a must. The most prominent pieces on the catwalks for Fall/Winter17 were flared trousers, one-button blazers and short jackets with shearling collars. Also, A-line midi skirts (very French) are trending! Have a look and get inspired by the catwalk looks in our gallery, below you find our editor's favorite corduroy pieces for the season!