[C]ertain fabrics, like nostalgic scents, can immediately bring back memories. And there is none more evocative than Corduroy. Be it your dad’s wardrobe (he couldn’t get enough of his ill-fitting flares and cord shirts in the ‘80s up until, well, present day) or modeled by your genteel geography teacher.
Call it the Jonathan Byers effect, a renewed affection for Jarvis Cocker’s closet or the runway’s not-budging obsession with all things #retro, but the textile is poised for a renaissance this season. From burnt orange suits at Marc Jacobs and Prada to powdery pink wide-leg pants at Isabel Marant and blush-toned skirts at Mulberry, ‘tis nerdy no longer, the cord comeback makes a welcome return into fashion’s fold this season.