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!
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. At hey woman! Oriane is responsible for shooting, producing and styling as well as editing and collage design.