With the abundance of velvet saturating the runways in recent seasons it’s no surprise that corduroy, the plush material’s workwear cousin, has emerged in full force for fall’s daytime looks. Paired with cozy sweaters, hefty wide wale cords take the shape of slouchy pants and roomy sack skirts, while fine pincord is cut into 70s-inspired pantsuits. New ways with the material include novel XXL wales and unexpected piecing with luxe fur, but the familiar earthy brown palette maintains a classic, vintage feel.
Warm shades of Burgundy and Bordeaux emerge as a fresh alternative to classic navy. Much like the universal dark blue, these wine tones are an understated way to wear head-to-toe monochrome color. Tints vary from garnet to plum, and look especially fresh in tonal layers or paired in floral motifs.
Roses emerge as a key motif this season looking more edgy than innocent. The romantic flower appears as embroidery on denim separates or metallic appliqués on leather biker jackets. Prints are photorealistic or ditsy and feature red blooms against a palette of pink, black and white.