Feel the weight of what you’re wearing? It puts print’s dimensionality to shame, sends more sensory communication than color; texture is taking over as fashion’s favorite detail. Forecasters can trace Fendi’s cozy-furs and Chanel’s frayed tweeds to last winter’s chill. But as fringe falls into the spring and summery plumes make pattern and pallet second-thoughts to touchable constructs, trend analyzers attribute texture’s reason to more than a Polar Vortex response. While fashion follows customer desires, and favoring high-feel apparel is appropriate for the physically intangible time we inhabit–all creative products trapped behind our smart-phone screens– it’s no coincidence luxury companies are facilitating the fashion with fury. Carrying construction complexity, touches that can’t be copied through savvy patterning because they come straight from the textile, these textured times could steal some of fast-fashion’s force.