While rich embroidered fabrics and intricate upholstery may be trademarks of a beautifully decorated living room, the season’s runway looks are also drawing their inspiration from interior design. For Fall 2016, luxurious brocades and floral embroidery are set to make a splash in the wardrobes of fashionistas. If you’re aiming to embrace the trend, here’s how to transform the motif of your favourite sofa into a new street style statement.
For a laidback approach to the season’s breathtaking brocades, draw your sartorial cues from the Ralph Lauren catwalk. Combine an oversized black and gold brocade boyfriend blazer with a pair of icy blue metallic leggings. To finish off your look, pair the funky oversized jacket with a ruffled white blouse, sharp black tie and dangling chandelier earrings. Meanwhile, black leather booties help to elevate your style to new heights.
To embrace this interior design influenced trend during business hours, look no further than the Michael Kors catwalk. Slip into a refined camel coat with gold embroidery, and add a crisp collared shirt and matching camel knit sweater. For the ultimate in elegance, shimmering gold flats and a coordinating purse help to lock your look in place.
As day turns into night, try stepping out in a lavish pink brocade gown (as spotted at Oscar de la Renta). The texture of this fabric receives an update with an oversized bow, delicate embroidered accents and ruched detail. Meanwhile, a softly falling pleated hemline helps to deliver a dose of glamour.
Photos: Vogue Runway