We’re suck­ers for the new sea­son’s most tac­tile fab­rics. Choose cor­duroy, vel­vet and high-shine for a con­sen­sual stroke-me wardrobe


Tex­ture is so in rn.

Hi Shine

90’s club chic is back-and it still hasn’t been to bed. Hot on the heels of Fila’s Dis­rup­tor train­ers come­back, we give you shiny puffas, vinyl skirts and plenty of PVC. Psst... A light dust­ing of tal­cum pow­der on your legs will help stop vinyl trousers from chaf­ing!


Barely a day goes by when we don’t se­cretly imag­ine we are Joan Collins. Chan­nel your Dy­nasty pomp in a vel­vet cock­tail dress, high-step­ping san­dals or sleek jump­suit. Psst... Vel­vet is not the kind of fab­ric to chuck in with your tow­els. Dry-clean it spar­ingly and brush the vel­vet pile with a soft bris­tled hair­brush to keep it look­ing as good as new.


Fash­ion has coxed cord out of the ar­chive and onto the cat­walk, and it’s steal­ing the spot­light in jack­ets and jeans, dresses and dun­ga­rees... Psst... A starter look for the cor­duroy-cau­tious: clas­sic trousers in a deep rust colour (that’s the sea­son’s key look nailed al­ready) paired with a chunky camel polo neck. Easy, right?

Jacket, Dhs265,, T-shirts, Dhs48 each, Top­shop, Trousers, Dhs216, River Is­land. Train­ers,Dhs409, Fila, Ear­rings, Dhs380; bracelet, Dhs380; ring, Dhs380, all Karl Lager­feld

Jacket,Dhs2,014, Marc Cain Leggings, Dhs73, Boots, Dhs125, New Look San­dals, Dhs4,490, Ser­gio Rossi Jacket,Dhs11,392, Halpern @Match­es­fash­ Top,Dhs136, Asos de­sign Jacket,Dhs1,290, BCBG Maxazria Bag, Dhs329, Charles & Keith Skirt, Dhs202, Coat, Dhs217,Boohoo.comJacket,Dhs7,028, Philipp Plein Shoes,Dhs433, Dune Lon­don Bangle, Dhs1,245, Pandora Skirt, Dhs1,690, Ba&sh Coat, Dhs480, River Is­land Jacket, Dhs1,525, Liu Jo Bag,Dhs342, Dune Lon­don Dress, Dhs10,729,Paco Rabanne @Match­es­fash­ Boots, Dhs2,930,Zadig & Voltaire Heels,Dhs2,190, Sarah Jes­sica Parker

Dress, Dhs409; ear­rings, Dhs106, both River Is­land. Crossed ring, Dhs187, coil ring, Dhs332, both Adore @ Deben­hams, Bag, Dhs183, River Is­land

Jacket, Dhs1,178, Reiss Bag, Dhs18,265, The Row Hi-tops, Dhs, Marco de Vin­cenzo Bag, Dhs349, Charles & Keith Baker boy hat,Dhs87, River Is­land San­dals, Dhs175, Only Balsa T-shirt, Dhs275, Amer­i­can Vin­tage Jacket, Dhs332,Marks & Spencer Ear­rings, Dhs49, River Is­land Head­band, Dhs404, Benoit Missolin @Match­es­fash­ion. com Play­suit,Dhs217, Glam­ Cross­body bag, Dhs3,639, Stella McCart­ney Boots, Dhs2,042, LK Ben­nett Trousers,Dhs2,170, Isa Arfen Heels, Dhs3,990, Ser­gio Rossi San­dals,Dhs217, River Is­land

Jacket, Dhs241, trousers,193, both Monki. Jumper, Dhs1,081, 360 cashmere. Ear­rings, Dhs284, Adore @ Deben­hamsModel: Stephanie Omoro­jor at Elite. Hair: Liam Cur­ran at Carol Hayes Man­age­ment, us­ing Aveda at Shine salon, Brighton.Make-up: Lou Box at S Man­age­ment, us­ing MAC. Fash­ion As­sis­tants: Maddy Al­ford, Shan­non Lo­gan. Pho­tog­ra­pher’s as­sis­tant: Jess El­lisDig­i­tal as­sis­tant: Alaric Mac­don­ald

Skirt,Dhs1,600, Alexa Chung Cu­lottes, Dhs135, Next Dress, Dhs125, Mango Flared trousers, Dhs188, Nine by Sa­van­nah Miller @ Deben­hams Jacket, Dhs1,634, Mai­son Kit­sune Slip­pers,Dhs3,085, Gucci @Match­es­fash­ Dress, Dhs3,085, Shrimps @Match­es­fash­ Jacket,Dhs292, ASOS Blazer, Dhs284, Nine by Sa­van­nah Miller @Deben­hams Blazer, Dhs433, Mango Cu­lottes, Dhs183, River Is­land Hat,Dhs58, Miss Sel­fridge Trousers, Dhs194, ASOS Trousers,Dhs620, Whis­tles Jacket, Dhs476, Au­to­graph at Marks & Spencer Loafers,Dhs1,323, Toga

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