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Tweed

Dandy & Dapper

I'd love a crocodile carry-all.

Saturday, 20 October, 2012, 11:34pm

Trends

Androgyny and toughness

Taking notes from menswear and the military.

Womanly sophistication

A welcome return to modern maturity.

Monochrome

The simplicity of black and white.

Silhouettes with volume

Rounded shoulders, ergonomically structured sleeves and roomy tops.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

GET THE LOOK

Despite tweed's reputation as an aristocratic fabric, you don't have to sell the family silver to pay for it. Check out what's in store this season.

Coat in silk and cotton tweed with chiffon brooch ($3,399) from Moiselle.

Jacket in wool tweed with ruffled collar ($3,700) by Rebecca Taylor from Lane Crawford.

26 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Coco a gogo

A ladylike air ran through the spring/summer catwalk collections, with designers such as Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Luella and, of course, Chanel fine-tuning Coco's trademark tweed jacket in candy colours or with funky, frayed edges. ISABELLE-MARIE CREAC'H shows you how to mix and match it with your favourite separates on a shoestring budget.

Casual chic

21 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

how hip are you?

Billowing hipslung pants are not winter's most flattering shape but silhouettes can look surprisingly streamlined if proportions are right. Choose lighter wool fabrics rather than the bulky tweeds currently on catwalks.

16 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

cold comfort

When temperatures drop, traditional tweed is a practical fabric to opt for. Luckily for freezing fashion victims, it's also enjoying a resurgence, so you can step out in style and keep warm.

Styling: esther van wijck Hair and make-up: emma de teliga model: eunice and sophia from calcarrie's photographer's assistant: rejis

2 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Tweed for the new breed

SAY 'Tweed' to most people and they think of hokey sport coats and bulky, old-fashioned suits epitomising the wardrobe staples for 'country living.' Tweed was strictly for rural dwellers and urbanites with a weekend pass out of town. Not anymore.

9 Dec 1995 - 12:00am