Wintertrend: Tasteful Texture

This winter it’s all about texture. Mohair, leather, linen, lace, lamé, bouclé, python, illusion, iridescent, wool, chiffon, fur, cotton..  you name it, we’ve seen it. All these different fabrics were mixed, twisted, twirled and patched together which resulted in very fierce en exciting looks.

And no, it doesn’t mean you immediately need to wear some striking pieces. Even a little texture detail can make an outfit pop out.  Like we saw at the Céline show. The turtlenecks looked so simple and modern, but the leather strokes gave it just that little more élan. And there were more designers exploring this trend, like Jean Paul Gaultier with trenches in half leather, half wool scuba fabric. Or American Sweetheart Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton. He combined soft chiffon dresses with leather belts or shiny leather jackets with big furry sleeves.  The public loved it.

There was one designer who took this trend through the roof: Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière. He showed us bomber jackets, gilets and scarves made from thick braided leather. It looked really heavy and strong. They were combined with soft, feminine and colorful painted skirts. But the contrast worked so well.

As you can see, with this trend you can take it as far as you like. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little!

(Eva Dusch)

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