Our charting of trends for the upcoming season continues today with a bravo for brocades. From graphic designs to textured prints, these embellished silken and upholstery-like fabrics made an impression on fall runways.
Both home-grown American designers and global names utilized the detailed materials, including Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and even J. Crew. Adding a certain depth, warmth, and richness to a garment, the effect is aristocratic, pampered.
Below, we’ll highlight a few of our favorite looks that go for brocade.
From Dries Van Noten, gilded asymmetry.
Gucci’s royal, fur-collared wrap.
At Louis Vuitton, an impeccably appliquéd shift.
Also from Louis Vuitton, detailed takes on new meaning.
Marchesa’s look is both feminine and strong.
J. Crew, naturally, shows a very wearable, statement-making brocade print.
Finally, Ralph Lauren’s black and gold show-stopper is timeless.
(Photo credits, from top: 1. – 4. Gianni Pucci via GoRunway.com, 5. Filippo Fior via GoRunway.com, 6. JCrew.com, 7. Gianni Pucci via GoRunway.com)