Not your granny’s tweed!
Once reserved for ladies who lunch, international designers transform the traditional fabric into something super chic with bright colours, cool shapes and mega attitude.
Shake up any look with statement accessories. Funky, sparkly earrings pull graphic tweed into the 21st century. LEFT Coat and skirt both Carolina Herrera; jersey Hilfiger Collection; earrings Marni RIGHT Jersey Marc Jacobs; trousers Hilfiger Collection; earrings Marni
The sleeveless jacket, the cropped trousers, the colour – this season, go for sporty takes on a typical tweed suit. Jacket, jersey, trousers, brooch, gloves and heels all Prada; bag Etienne Aigner
Need a look that’s serious enough to take to the office and sexy enough for a date? Consider a form-fitting tweed sheath, topped off with jumbo pearls and ladylike gloves for night, and a cardigan for day.
Fresh update: choose tweed pieces in sunny hues and wear with equally colourful accessories. LEFT Coat and bag Miu Miu; earrings Dsquared2; gloves Sermoneta Gloves RIGHT Dress, earrings and bag all Miu Miu; gloves Lacrasia Gloves
For a dose of bad-girl edge, add a tough accessory, like a spiked necklace or a pair of leather gloves, to a classic silhouette. LEFT Dress Dolce & Gabbana; polo neck Alexander Wang; necklace Erickson Beamon; gloves Sermoneta Gloves; bag Dior; heels Prada RIGHT Coat, earrings, gloves and heels all Balenciaga
Bye-bye suit and tie. A polished buttondown shirt pairs perfectly with a cool collar necklace and designers’ favourite car-wash skirt. LEFT Coat Emporio Armani; skirt Alexander Wang; earrings Miriam Haskell; ring Cartier; bag Balenciaga; boots Dior RIGHT Shirt, skirt, necklace and boots all Dior