Issue 23 / Style Alert: Embracing The Brocade Trend

Style Alert: Embracing The Brocade Trend

Nov 09, 2015

A Maharani fabric of choice gets reinvented for the masses this fall so you too can reign Queen of your castle.

Brocade hit the fall runways in a big way this season from Dolce & Gabbana to Cavali, giving the age old luxe look a contemporary spin with sharp cuts and interesting silhouettes.

Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2015 
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Here’s how you can add a dose of royal charm to your daily ensemble be it for work or play.

Kurta Set

Gaurav Gupta,$764 US
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If you're wondering how to sport an old classic, look no further than this fuchsia kurta set from Indian designer Gaurav Gupta. The elegant and pretty hand woven bodice is offset by hip draping, bringing a modern flare to the twin set which comes with matching leggings. 


Tadashi Shoji, $348 US
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You'll definitely make a statement when you enter the room in this show-stopping piece. The crepe capelet decorated in rich embroidered metallic paillettes is best worn over any classic black staple such as a little black dress or tuxedo pant, allowing the gold to pop. 


Alice and Olivia, $495 US
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This Nikki strapless bell dress is the perfect pick for when you're in the mood to bring out the girly girl in you, and it's cut to fit you like a glove. The adorable fit and flare dress clinches at the waist with just the right amount of volume in the skirt, adding a touch of flirty appeal. 


Forever 21, $12.99 CDN
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Give your mini skirt collection a jolt of decadence with this floral shimmer version. The mix of sass and luxe makes this one-piece multi-functional, perfect for taking you from work to happy hour and beyond. 


Studio Rudraksh, $84 US
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Is there a more perfect way to add a touch of the motherland to any evening ensemble than this neutral hue clutch adorned with Zardozi work? The mix of paisley and floral embroidery gives the accessory a look that transcends time.  



Manolo Blahnik  (click for a list of retailers near you)
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It doesn't get more opulent than this aristocratic Manolo pump. Wearing these decorative pointed masterpieces, you'll be the bell of the ball.  



Design Lab Lord & Taylor, $92.54 CDN
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If you've got 'em, flaunt 'em they say. These cheeky front stitched short shorts will no doubt bring out the extrovert in you so get ready to walk on the wild side.


Hue, $7 US
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Playing footsies with that cute co-worker just got the green light with these ultra-smooth, stylish socks that are ideal for dress shoes as they are anything but bulky. 


Charter Club, $95.88 CDN
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What do you get when you mix comfort and style? Sporty, sleek pants that look like big bucks but go on and feel like joggers. These pull-on high waisted, foil print skinny pants will make you wish you had a pair for every day of the week. Great with dress shirts, chunky knits or blazers, there's no end of mix and match options.


Marques Almeida, $544.96 CDN
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Looking for something unique? Then feast your eyes on this cool '90s grunge against the opulence of brocade on Japanese denim. The top features an open back, giving off a raw, almost unfinished look.

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Monika Bhondy


Monika Bhondy (@monikabhondy) is one of the original editors at ANOKHI. She wore many hats through the developmental years including creating the first Holiday Gift Guide as The Style Editor, putting down the first building blocks of ANOKHI's global blog community, handling the video department and ...


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