Harris tweed, plaids, checks, tartans and houndstooth are the heroes of this style direction, but far from classic country looks, this is a 2018 take on the trend. Brands such as B Young, Kaffee and Riani have given the iconic trouser suit look a makeover, with modern silhouettes key.
The first two contrasts slim, cropped trousers against a masculine blazer and cheeky ankle boots and brogues, while the latter combines a tailored suit with another big trend of the season, sports luxe, teaming it with a cashmere cardigan and pussy-bow blouse for maximum style points. Luisa Cerano favours an unusual fashion-mix which combines heritage with street style deluxe, based around checks in macro and micro looks, flanked by rich winter brights. Cinque, meanwhile, uses heritage checks such as Oxford and Glencheck, contrasted against delicate fabrics such as silks and chiffons to create a directional outfit choice.
Over at Marc Cain, the looks are sophisticated and minimalist, but just as effective, with straight lines creating the perfect backdrop for quality wool fibres that embody a/w 18. Marc Aurel, on the other hand, experiments with juxtaposing lines, combining a crisp, perfectly tailored blouse with statement sleeves with wide palazzo pants, which balance the shape of the look and flatter most figures. Joules, meanwhile, gives a new lease to the classic tweed blazer, epitomising the ‘modern-country-goes-casual’ vibe of the season.
Look out for: Checks, tweeds and herringbone / Trouser suits with modern silhouettes / Style juxtapositions / Textures