Tartan & Tweeds

Cozy up with the hottest trend of the season

BY: Amber Rodriguez

With sweater weather upon us and the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to pull out those flannel shirts and tweed jackets. For Fall 2018 tartan prints and tweeds are more than just cozy dressing, it’s the hottest trend of the season.

Tartans and tweeds can be seen this season outside of watching The Crown or Mary Queen of Scots. The combination of fabrics has been prevalent on the runway from designers such as Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and Calvin Klein, to name a few. These designers have taken classic plaid prints and combined it with the elegance of tweed to give a polished look. By blending the two fabrics, it creates texture and sophistication.

Tartan prints date back to the 16thcentury as a way for Scottish highlanders to set themselves apart from rival clans. There are over 4000 registered tartan prints today and having been commonly used by designers like Vivienne Westwood, Hollywood hunks such as Michael B. Jordan and the newest member of the Royal family Meghan Markle. Tweeds, including herringbone, houndstooth, Prince of Wales, and donegal have been the universal fabric in menswear for centuries.

While many might associate tartan and tweeds with the English countryside, this season’s trend is not only for the conservative. It can be updated by adding color, layering and being open to mixing and matching. Whether you’re looking to update outerwear or putting together a killer outfit for the holiday party, you can count on the combination of these fabrics to set you apart.

 

Miu Miu fashion fall 2018 tweed runway
Miu Miu Fall 2018

 

Dries Von Noten Fall runway 2018 suit tweed
Dries Von Noten Fall 2018

 

Balenciaga Fall 2018 menswear suit tweed
Balenciaga Fall 2018

 

Christian Dior Fall 2018 runway tweed tartan suiting
Christian Dior Fall 2018

 

Michael Kors Fall 2018 runway tartan tween jacket
Michael Kors Collection Fall 2018

 

Louis Vuitton Fall 2018 runway tartan tweed
Louis Vuitton Fall 2018

 

Calvin Klein Fall 2018 runway tartan tweeds
Calvin Klein Fall 2018

 

Emporio Armani Fall 2018 runway tweed tartan
Emporio Armani Fall 2018