Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Fabrics Close Up: Tweed

Tweed is a rough, woolen fabric that has been a popular choice for clothing for centuries. Did you know it’s named after the Tweed River in Scotland, where the fabric was first made in the 19th century?

The history of tweed in fashion can be traced back to the early 1800s, when it was worn by the elite as a form of outdoor wear. It was particularly popular among British aristocrats and wealthy landowners, who wore it for hunting and other outdoor pursuits. But it was also popular among farmers and working-class people in rural areas, who wore it for its durability and practicality.

Over time, tweed became associated with a traditional, classic style, worn by both men and women. In the 20th century, it became a staple of business attire and was frequently worn by politicians and business leaders. It was also embraced by the counterculture of the 1960s, who wore it as a form of rebellion against the more formal, tailored suits that were popular at the time.

Today, tweed is still a popular choice for clothing, particularly in the fall and winter months. It is often used to make suits, coats, and other formal wear, as well as more casual items such as jackets and hats.

Another reason for tweed's popularity is its rich history and association with classic, timeless style. Chanel's use of tweed helped to modernize the fabric and make it more fashionable. As mentioned above, tweed had been associated with traditional, old-fashioned clothing, but Chanel used it in a more youthful and modern way, creating jackets and suits that were both stylish and comfortable. Chanel's designs, including her tweed suits and jackets, became extremely popular and helped to establish her as one of the most influential designers of her time. Today, tweed is still associated with Chanel's iconic style and continues to be a popular choice for clothing. 

Cari xx



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