Designers of the biggest brands, such as Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Balmain, Gucci, Marni,
Prada as well as many others, have offered us a “Brigade of Brocades” as Style.com named it.
Accessories and ornaments have always been a people’s social and economic status. In the last years, the status was more about the materials and also the designer we were wearing. This Fall I believe we are getting back to the ornaments festival.
DOLCE & GABBANA
When I think about this trend I immediately remember Lanvin’s fashion show and the great ornamented above the knee grey dress that came in thirty-third place on the show. That fashion show was amazing but this piece made me ascend to heaven.
Another fashion show that illustrates this trend so well is the Balmain fashion show. The fourth dress walked by Julia Frauche was full of appliqués including pearls and flowers in the middle of the chest. Anna Selezneva, number six of this fashion show, was the model who carried a great jacket which reminded me the Portuguese and Spanish bullfighters’ jackets.
Brocades and appliqués have taken the runway to another level. This trend made everything look fancier and prettier.
Last year the fashion world was talking about glitter and metallic clothes. This year that trend is still a trend but more soft. Brocades and appliqués are definitely our SWAT team. They rescue us of this depressed mood and put a smile on our faces. That is why I like fashion so much.
All the pictures are from Style.com