Made for Brocade

By Jennifer Wells
In Culture, Interviews

Brocade reigns supreme as winters go-to pattern.

 

A number of ensembles are getting the royal treatment these days—by way of everything from elaborate prints to lavish, embroidered embellishments. Metallic hues shone brightly on designers’ runways, where Balmain—a label synonymous with opulence—naturally led the pack and managed to ease the heavy-handedness of traditional brocade with a more wearable approach, mixing light gold with fresh, bright hues like aqua and cream. Master the art of brocade, rather than playing the lady in waiting, with a chic brocade trouser paired with a basic top—and consider yourself queen of the castle, not court jester.

[2] Alice + Olivia skirt available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

[3] JBrand jeans available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

[4] Rachel Zoe velvet blazer available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

[5] DL1961 ornate denim available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

[6] Torn dress available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

[7] Alice + Olivia top available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

 

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Zang Toi Fall 2012

Zang Toi Fall 2012

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Alice and Olivia skirt

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JBrand jeans

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Rachel Zoe Velvet Blazer

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DL1961 Ornate Denim

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Torn Dress

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Alice and Olivia shirt

 

Photo credit: Runway image courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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