Modern twists on tweed


Tweed, that borrowed-from-the-boys fabric that Coco Chanel began reinventing for female clients in the 1920s, is in soft focus again this season. Vibrant color, metallic threading, embellishments such as ostrich feathers, jewels, sequins and soft fringe feminize nubby tweeds, as do nipped-in silhouettes that showcase hourglass curves.

At top, from left, Va Bien wool bouclé tweed Atelier bustier with silk ribbon detailing, $325 at; Balenciaga belt-trim tweed trousers, $1,995 at; Moschino tweed sweatshirt with jeweled trim, $298 at

J. Crew neon-speckled tweed dress, $178 at


Diane Von Furstenberg zip-on tweed Agent Karlie clutch, $148, with leather and embossed croc Secret Agent tote, $498, at DVF at the Grove, (323) 792-2258,

Birkenstock tweed and leather Arizona sandals, $225 at or (888) 222-7639

Rebecca Taylor Boho tweed and denim jacket, $550 at


Erdem fringed houndstooth tweed Adira coat, $2,930 at

MSGM bouclé-tweed skirt embellished with crystals and faux pearls, $790 at

Haider Ackermann metallic bouclé-tweed cropped jacket with jacquard trim, $1,962 at


Chanel multicolor tweed Classic Flap handbag with light gold metal detailing, $3,400 at Chanel in Beverly Hills, (310) 278-5500,

Wool and the Gang hand-knit, fringed Touchdown scarf, $179 (or $135 for a kit to knit your own) at

Aquatalia weather-proof tweed Jaelyn sneakers, $395 at


Karen Millen fringe-trim tweed jacket, $399 at


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