While corduroy, cord or rib velvet and all of its various denominations, has officially been around since the eighteenth century, the rigid fabric didn't gain popularity until the Seventies and Eighties' bell-bottom trousers and shearling jackets. The vintage textile then made a tiny comeback during the Nineties, only to disappear completely off the radar again shortly afterwards. This autumn/winter 2017 season though, designers looked back at the Eighties and were collectively inspired by these ribbed delights. Whether this inspiration came from the young 'Stranger Things' cast who all sported a corduroy item at some point in the show or from their personal childhood is something we'll never know. What we are sure of is that if Mulberry
, Prada and Marc Jacobs dress their models in brown corduroy trousers, it will only take a second before this style also conquers the street.