If 2018 was the year designers got in touch with their feelings, get ready for a totes emosh 2019. Joining existing winter wardrobe stalwarts (think boiled wool, fleeceand shearling) and perennial party season staples like velvet, touchy-feely garments have become essentials in their own right.
And as with anything worthy of the title ‘essential’, these aren’t flash-in-the-pan pieces – they’re worth holding on to. For summer, silky smooth Tencel shirts will continue to be given a good-enough-to-touch edge until cool AF corduroy, supple moleskin and hairy suede reappears in the winter months.
How To Wear It
“Tactile fabrics are a simple way up to update your wardrobe in a trend-led way without stepping too far out of your comfort zone,” says Graeme Moran, head of content: fashion and features at Drapers. “All of these layering pieces can be worn smart or casual and will make your usual outfits feel new.”