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Here's Proof That Courdory Is Not Just For Grandpas

The ugly duckling of Fashion Week fabrics just got a re-brand.

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It’s time to give some love to the ugly duckling of FW17 Fashion Week fabrics: corduroy. Sure, the material is not going to spill across your body like liquid gold à la Vera Wang’s silk dresses, nor will it cling to you like one of the plush velvet creations from Tibi’s new collection. But corduroy is going to do something much cooler. Unlike its daintier cousins, the fabric has a knack for bringing an earthy depth, texture and allure to your look. It’s bookish. It’s nostalgic. It’s the fine bourbon of textiles, and our palettes are finally seasoned to appreciate it. 

1) Prada (image: Dazeddigital.com) 2) Marc Jacobs (image: Vogue.com) 3) Marni (image: Vogue.com)
 
First we saw Marni and Prada’s menswear collections sink their teeth into the material with oversized trousers and jackets; the latter even went on to incorporate the fabric into its FW17 womenswear collection, followed by Marc Jacobs, in full '70s glory. Even Karla Deras – who always seems to have her finger on the pulse of what the cool kids are wearing these days (take note of Bella Hadid's NYE look) – has understood the appeal of corduroy, and recently dropped a new, form-fitting pant by her brand, The Line by K. 
 
That’s the thing about corduroy. It’s so plush: so rich with texture and lovable frump that it becomes a very democratic fabric. You can either go full Annie Hall and rock a head-to-toe suit, or make like Kendall Jenner and pair an oversized pant with a more fitted top – in the same vein, you could even pair a large cord jacket over a slip-dress for a '90s look that'll set you apart from the choker-ed crowd. 

Here are 13 lusciously bookish corduroy pieces we can't wait to get our hands on: 
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The Line By K Corduroy Pant - $169
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Unif Dylan Jumper - $98
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Modcloth Full Steam Trailhead Jacket - $27
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Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Corduroy Trousers - $310
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American Apparel Deadstock Vintage Navy Corduroy Visor - $11
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NYDJ Billie Stretch Mini Bootcut Corduroy Pants - $120
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Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Corduroy Blazer - $445
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8/13
Unif Corey Pants - $88
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Topshop Borg Corduroy Jacket - $125
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Marni Corduroy Palazzo Pants - $600
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Chloé Corduroy Jumpsuit - $1,195
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Native Youth Boxy Shirt In Corduroy - $36
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JAG Corduroy Pencil Skirt - €48
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