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5 Of The Best Upholstery-style Fashion Items: From Brocade To Paisley


By Marie Kelly
25th Oct 2015
5 Of The Best Upholstery-style Fashion Items: From Brocade To Paisley

There’s an unexpected symmetry this season between what we’re hanging in our closet and draping from our windows, as designers such as Etro, Dries Van Noten and Marni reimagined curtain-like fabrics into opulent pieces fit for a style queen. Fashion and soft furnishings have collided. Brocades, damasks, embellished and beautifully threaded silks in rich jewel shades set a sumptuous tone for the season, while contemporary shapes and sharp silhouettes keep the look modern rather than medieval.?How to tackle the trend? Take one upholstery-style piece and pair it with sombre neutrals, and choose a piece with a neat fit – rich, textured brocades can easily overwhelm, especially if you have a small frame. A miniature-print paisley is also a good option for petities. On the high-street, Oasis, River Island and Sandro have bought into this trend beautifully. If you’re looking for a designer piece that offers a more subtle take on the trend, take a look at the Rochas metallic midi skirt (available at net-a-porter.com) or Niamh O?Neill’s exquisite gold brocade coat (available at Arnotts). Scroll on to view five of the best A/W15 upholstery-style items worth investing in.

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Medallion-print top, €39 (on sale now) at Whistles

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Paisley jacquard dress, €81 at Oasis

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Brocade jacket, €89.95 at Zara

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Stretch alpaca coat, €2,590 at Marni

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Lotus dress, Caroline Kilkenny, €265 at Arnotts

Holding?image by Etro

For more new-season fashion inspiration, pick up the November issue of IMAGE Magazine, out now.

 

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