Brocade has a way of making our outfits feel elegant, no matter what look we’re going for. The thick, textured fabric, with elaborately detailed, sometimes extravagant prints—and normally just the slightest bit of sparkle—always has a rich feel to it. We saw different variations of brocade and jacquard on the fall and winter 2015 runways (especially in London), from rococo-esque prints at Mary Katrantzou to gorgeous embroidered silks at Erdem (and obviously, let’s not forget those killer boots from Dries van Noten). Off the runway, this trend is super shoppable. Whether it’s being shown in florals, giving us more of a baroque vibe, or the brand has reinterpreted it with a modern twist, the attention to detail says enough and can make any outfit look like a million bucks, no matter what your budget is.
The Best of Brocade
add a touch of elegance to your look
Photo courtesy of Zara.
Photo courtesy of Zara.
Zara, Jacquard Waistcoast, $59.99, available at Zara.
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Mary Katrantzou, Bree Brocade Crop Top, $410, available at Mytheresa.
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Cynthia Rowley, Floral Jacquard Shift Dress, $388, available at Bloomingdales.
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A.L.C., Jacquard Rudd Shorts, $345, available at Barneys.
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Prada, Brocade Platform Espadrilles, $970, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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Forever 21, Contemporary Floral Jacquard A-Line Skirt, 29.90, available at Forever 21.
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Fashion Union, Brocade Layered A-Line Dress with Pleat Front, $52, available at ASOS.
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J Brand, 620 Brocade Super Skinny in ‘Mulberry Brocade,’ available at J Brand.
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Damico Milano, 100MM Acapulco Cotton Brocade Pumps, $583, available at Luisaviaroma.
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Opening Ceremony, Topiary Jacquard Zip Front Dress, $696, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Urban Renewal, Remade Brocade Bozy Tee, $69, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Anthropologie, Filigree Turbn Headband, $19.95, available at Anthropologie.
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Alice + Olivia, ‘Riley’ A-Line Brocade Miniskirt, $245, available at Nordstrom.
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Marques’Almeida, Short-Sleeved Brocade Top, $163, available at Matches Fashion.
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Topshop, Brocade Pleat Midi Skirt, $125, available at Topshop.