Trend Dissection 0.6: Tactile Texture
September is here and autumn is fast approaching. If there is one word to be remembered this autumn/winter, that word is most certainly ‘texture’. Texture has always been a pivotal factor of fashion, however, every now and then whether manifesting in a full-length leather coat, a soft focus mohair jumper or a modernist textile ensemble, texture is in. In some ways a sub-trend, touchable tactile texture materialised in macro-trends; from sportswear to heritage. Seen at Louis Vuitton, Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane, Preen and Roksanda, etc, etc; texture, textiles and touch-ability are prevalent.
Matter and Method
There are several methods of which to wear texture and several materials matters of which compose the trend. Of course the method of which you sport a trend is wholly personal, as fashion should be however, the materials of which compose the trend are matter-a-factual, and there for, a succinct dissection is entailed.
Shearling and Fur
An established winter warmer, shearling and fur were seen at a host of shows, from Christopher Kane (left) to Celine. However, the beloved matter took unorthodox forms, with both shearling and fur paired together in patchwork like designs, or being utilised to composed complete ensemble.
*Faux fur equally as chic and uncountably more ethically aware.
Velvet is back for another season, yet this time it has digressed from AW15/16’s 70’s disco revival, for a modern, valeted, romantic take. Velvet suits, oversized pants, oversized dresses and slip dresses where seen at Edun (right), Prada, Stella McCartney and Haider Ackermann.
Sequins of Sass
Sequins can often be quite kitsch, with remembrance of the early noughties, lipgloss and school discos, or on the flip side an peculiar charity shop piece from an old lady's 80’s evening wardrobe. But this season sequins were revived with vigour. Seen at Erdem (left), McQueen, Rocha’s and Gucci to name a few, the embellishment was seen wore head to toe, in bellowing pants and oversized coats. Bold, yes. Kitsch, no.
Leather overcoats were a prodigious trend at AW16 shows, however the material seeped into skirts, shirts, dresses and even accessories. Whether a simple plain laminated leather seen at Celine, or an ornamented leather seen at Burberry (right), leather was not a material lacking in AW16 collections.
*Just like faux fur, faux leather will suffice and won’t hurt a soul.