Brocade is the perfect choice for this season – here are Oriane’s Top 10 favorite pieces, from Balenciaga to Saint Laurent
I have always loved brocade and I am always excited to see it come back in winter and during the holiday season. Traditionally used in costume making and drapery, I have always been impressed by the beauty of this rich, handmade fabric. Personally, I like to pair it with shoes or other accessories made of another beautiful, wintery material: velvet.
My main inspiration probably comes from the theater or the opera: places that have always inspired and fascinated me with their old and very pompous design. Think gold embellished ceilings, decorative chandeliers, red velvet curtains and seats… The most impressive place I have in mind? The Palais Garnier opera house in Paris, where you should definitely go on your next trip to the French capital.
Brocade is always trending in Autumn/Winter collections – but this season, designers have made it clear that this beautiful, shiny silk fabric can also be worn in daily life. Ballerinas by Miu Miu, a cool and casual jacket by Saint Laurent, a headband by Gucci, a pencil skirt by Balenciaga, or a ruffled top by Merchant Archive: AW16 is definitely the season to shine! Happy Holidays!
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French and Swiss, Oriane moved to Berlin to pursue her interest in all things creative. She loves art and photography and does a lot of yoga, also to balance out her passion for great cuisine - a real foodie so to say. And of course, she is obsessed with fashion, which you can tell from her weakness for peplum cuts and ruffles.