That Simone Rocha sure knows her way around a tweed. I first came across Rocha’s tweedy confections when the up-and-coming British designer was named as one of the labels to be featured in S.P.A.C.E., Nordstrom’s shop-in-shop for emerging designers. I’ve always appreciated a good Chanel suit, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not like I was scouring the racks at Zara for a bouclé jacket, if you know what I mean.
But since seeing the Simone Rocha Fall 2015 RTW collection, one thing is now clear to me: tweed no longer belongs in the realm of your Emily Gilmores and your Upper East Side ladies who lunch. Rising design stars and street style icons are reinventing the staid textile with edgy flair, and now, so can you!
I’m especially loving this color-pop tweed mini skirt from Topshop, these patent cap-toe pumps with just enough texture to spice up your shoe closet, this oh-so-cozy pastel scarf and this woven tweed-and-pearl necklace that perfectly channels the beaded pearl accents on my very favorite Rocha piece.
What do you think? Does tweed have your vote?