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Fall 2012 Fashion Trend – Opulent Brocade for Autumn

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Dare To Bare Your Midriff – Trend Alert + Summer Promotion

Summer 2012 is all about showing a little skin, and we’ve got just the trend to help you do it: the bare midriff. With designers from Versace to Proenza Schouler and celebrities from Freida Pinto to Rihanna putting a chic, tasteful spin on the cutoff top, there’s a whole new set of reasons to rock your favorite Indian blouse.

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When it comes to the midriff, no designer does it better than Dolce & Gabbana. By pairing structured midriff blouses with 1950s-inspired high-waisted skirts, the design powerhouse gives a softer, totally tasteful edge to the tummy-baring bustier. Spring Summer 2012 collections from Versace, Preen, Proenza Schouler and Emilio Pucci all play up the midriff, pairing the crop top with a variety of separates.

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Where designers go, celebrities always follow. Gwyneth Paltrow wore a stunning, black beaded Emilio Pucci skirt and blouse to the Emmy Awards, Kate Bosworth recently bared her tummy in a Proenza Schouler look, and Freida Pinto rocked a nautical-inspired midriff top and matching A-line skirt at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. (And did you see her recent midriff-baring photo spread in Flaunt Magazine?) But our favorite variation of this summer trend is definitely pairing a midriff top with trousers for a more casual look, a style we’ve spotted on Rihanna, Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lopez.

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Every Indian fashionista knows that a chic blouse is one of the best ways to spice up a saree or salwar, but Summer 2012 is the perfect time to give your brocade blouse a Western spin. Luxemi’s Black Brocade Blouse by White Orchid has stunning gold brocade work, a deep-V neckline and a length that’s perfect for pairing with a high-waisted skirt or pants.

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For a more casual look, we love matching the blouse with this ASOS Peplum Waist Skirt, which has a modest knee length that keeps this look on-par with runway trends. And for a night out, this Marc Jacobs Brocade Prairie Skirt provides just the right pop of color and brocade work to contrast gorgeously with the blouse. Luxemi also loves pairing this brocade blouse with a classic pair of black pants like these Tuxedo Wide Leg Trousers from Viktor & Rolf. By going with a wide-leg cut with your trousers, you’ll balance out the form-fitting cut of the blouse for a fresh, sophisticated look.

Luxemi’s Bare Your Midriff Promotion

Enter to win the Black Brocade Blouse featured in this post (a $128 value!). Between now and June 23rd*, visit Luxemi’s Video Genie and record a 30-second video explaining how you’d style the Black Brocade Blouse if you’re chosen as the contest winner. Is there a piece in your closet you’re dying to pair it with? Do you like the looks with pants or a skirt? Let us know!

* Best response will be chosen as winner. Video must be recorded and approved between Thursday, June 14 at 10 a.m. PST and June 23 at 10 a.m. PST.


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