Milan Street/IMAXtree

Elaborate luxurious brocade fabrics are no longer just for fancy holiday parties. The look of these bold woven patterns, often with a lot of gold, has become democratized, an opulent yet street-savvy fashion story for coats and jackets, trousers and daytime dresses. Shoes and bags are tapping into the look as well with intricate scrolls and floral designs. 

1. Gucci/Milan Retail 2. Nadine/Milan Retail

Sumptuous floral designs in intricately woven brocades dominated by the colour red are holiday forerunners

3. Michael Kors/Paris Retail 4. Paris Street/IMAXtree

Golden coatdress, golden trousers, plus bag and shoes to match: everything comes up golden!

5. Burberry/Milan Retail 6. Ralph Lauren/Paris Retail

Intricate scrollwork gets a daytime vibe in a utilitarian handbag and simple dress

7. Roberto Cavalli/Paris Retail 8. Etro/Paris Retail

Crown animal motifs and ancient monuments imagery conveys a classic, antiquity-inspired regal mood

9. Milan Street/IMAXtree

This season’s status mule: the open back, fur-lined slipper, now in colourful floral brocade!