Don’t get us wrong: we’re loving the warm, sunny weather, the sandals and the endless summer blockbusters (how psyched are you for The Dark Knight Rises?). But the brocade trend from Fall 2012 fashion weeks has us dreaming of the cooler months ahead. With designers from Marc Jacobs to Louis Vuitton stitching metallic brocade accents into their Fall 2012 looks, an opulent autumn is definitely in the forecast.
When we saw Jason Wu’s elaborate brocade separates and Proenza Schouler’s Japan-inspired brocade silhouettes shimmer down the runway at New York Fashion Week Fall 2012, we knew this was a trend we were going to revisit. Then we saw gorgeous brocade from Jill Stuart, Yves Saint Laurent and Rebecca Minkoff. Consider us sold.
We loved how Marchesa put its signature feminine touch on gold embroidery in its Fall 2012 collection, but our vote for best brocade is Dolce & Gabbana. One look at the gold, black and white embellishments in these couture dresses, and your inner Indian fashionista will be smitten, too! (And did we mention the fabulous brocade knee boots that hit the runway during the D&G Fall 2012 show?)broc
Channel the liquid gold of Marchesa’s fall line in Luxemi’s Brocade Salwar with Cutout Applique. This sophisticated salwar has classic cap sleeves and a deep v neckline that make it a perfect go-to piece for autumn. Add in luscious brocade fleur de lys motifs and you have a timeless salwar that’s never been more fashion-forward than in Fall 2012.
We’re also loving the rich color palate on this Red and Gold Brocade Salwar. With contrasting gold brocade work that highlights your silhouette, this three-quarter-length sleeve salwar is the epitome of brocade at its bold, beautiful best.
And there’s nothing more versatile – or stunning – than a brocade blouse. With fine embroidered dots and a high-quality front closure, Luxemi’s Black Brocade Blouse by Wild Orchid is the crème de la crème.
Brocade is definitely one trend worth remembering from Fall 2012 fashion weeks. Be sure to check back with the Luxe Report over the next few weeks for more Fall 2012 trend alerts!