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.
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, Asos.com, T-shirts, Dhs48 each, Topshop, Trousers, Dhs216, River Island. Trainers,Dhs409, Fila @Schuh.com, Earrings, Dhs380; bracelet, Dhs380; ring, Dhs380, all Karl Lagerfeld
Jacket,Dhs2,014, Marc Cain Leggings, Dhs73, Boohoo.com Boots, Dhs125, New Look Sandals, Dhs4,490, Sergio Rossi Jacket,Dhs11,392, Halpern @Matchesfashion.com Top,Dhs136, Asos design @ASOS.com Jacket,Dhs1,290, BCBG Maxazria Bag, Dhs329, Charles & Keith Skirt, Dhs202, Elvi.com 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 @Matchesfashion.com 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 @Boutique1.com Hi-tops, Dhs, Marco de Vincenzo @Boutique1.com Bag, Dhs349, Charles & Keith Baker boy hat,Dhs87, River Island Sandals, Dhs175, Only Balsa @Namshi.com T-shirt, Dhs275, American Vintage Jacket, Dhs332,Marks & Spencer Earrings, Dhs49, River Island Headband, Dhs404, Benoit Missolin @Matchesfashion. com Playsuit,Dhs217, Glamorous.com Crossbody bag, Dhs3,639, Stella McCartney @Net-a-porter.com Boots, Dhs2,042, LK Bennett Trousers,Dhs2,170, Isa Arfen @Boutique1.com 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 @Boutique1.com Culottes, Dhs135, Next Dress, Dhs125, Mango Flared trousers, Dhs188, Nine by Savannah Miller @ Debenhams Jacket, Dhs1,634, Maison Kitsune Slippers,Dhs3,085, Gucci @Matchesfashion.com Dress, Dhs3,085, Shrimps @Matchesfashion.com 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 @Net-a-porter.com