Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vintage Vogue: Brocade Parade

With this massive heatwave this summer, I have been dreaming of the fall. The trends are pointing towards luxe, rich fabrics like brocade. Brocade is a tough one to pull off cause it can veer off into overdressed for most things very quickly. But I think toning down things like brocade dresses with more causal things like some scarves, flats or just wearing an accessory can really make the trend wearable.

An elaborately-patterned fabric woven on a jacquard loom since the early 19th century, brocade uses color, texture or both to emphasize its figures. The figures and ground may be of contrasting weaves such as satin on plain weave. Brocade is not considered reversible; the reverse is often distinguished by long floating threads. - via The Vintage Fashion Guild Fabric Resource

[caption id="attachment_2469" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Red Floral Brocade Kisslock Change Purse - vintage 1960s $18.00 by FASHIONRERUN[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2470" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Vintage 1960's Silver Gold & Blue Silk Brocade Jacket $85.00 by CircusFreakVintage[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2467" align="aligncenter" width="440"] 50s Black Gold & Silver Brocade Slingback Party Shoes 6N $25.00 by denisebrain[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2468" align="aligncenter" width="440"] 1950s Metallic Brocade Blouse / Gold / Medium $28.00 by IngridIceland[/caption]

And for when you want to be overdressed... brocade and fur by Victor Costa!

[caption id="attachment_2466" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Vintage 1960s Metallic Brocade Go Go Dress Faux Fur Trim Romantica by Victor Costa Gold Silver Rust $165.00 by ACollectiveNest[/caption]

1 comment:

Maggie/denisebrain said...

Right on choice for fall, and vintage brocade is such a great choice—Thanks for finding my shoes!