Corduroy has made a comeback for AW18 – but it’s not as traditional as you might expect. Part of our Modern Heritage collection, these wardrobe heroes infuse the mellow mood of the seventies with contemporary silhouettes, creating directional designs to wear – and love – for several seasons to come. Here are five new ways to wear corduroy…
1. The Cord Pinafore
Forget everything you knew about the pinafore dress. Reimagined in cool corduroy, and detailed with embroidered emblems, this season’s new take on the fashion classic is far removed from its schoolgirl roots. Wear yours over a block-striped knit for a clever clash of colour and tone down with simple black accessories.
2. The Cord Shirt
The cord shirt has had a retro revival. Echoing seventies’ styling with vintage-inspired florals in an inky palette, this button-up design is here to update your daytime basics for AW18. Complement with dark-wash denim and classically cool Chelsea boots, a fedora hat and a messenger bag in luxe leather.
3. The Cord Dress
Despite its reputation as a daytime-only material, corduroy can easily translate from desk to after-dark – and it’s all thanks to this season’s ‘it’ dress. Modernised with military buttons in burnished gold, this neat, A-line design in clean black can be styled up or down with little effort. We love it layered over a pussy-bow blouse with warm patchwork prints and finished with a velvet bag.
4. The Cord Jeans
Need a break from denim? Crafted in dove-grey cord (and also available in soft pink), this skinny-fit pair will make a welcome addition to your everyday wardrobe, due to its effortless style and versatility. Take yours into crisp autumn days with a warm mustard knit and soft suede accessories in classic tan, adding a pop of print with a spotted scarf.
5. The Cord Skirt
Forever flattering, the A-line skirt is reprised for the new season – and corduroy is the fabric du jour. Choose a floral-print piece that feels fitting for the changing seasons and double up with a cord shirt in deep navy. For the final flourish, sleek black boots and a cross-body bag are the must-have accessories of choice.