At the recent Dior show and the opening of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in Mumbai, brocade was everywhere. Lounge picks some edgy examples from Indian and international fashion:
Golden Wings Brocade Minidress
This Valentino dress, which brings together metallic threading and an abstract pattern print, will be a head-turner at any party.
Available on Farfetch.com; $4,382 (around ₹3.6 lakh)
Dual Tone Cactus Minimalistic Threadwork Panelled Sherwani
This traditional ensemble by Kunal Rawal and Ekaya Banaras uses the cactus thread pattern.
Available on kunalrawalofficial.com; ₹2.29 lakh
Vans Era Low-top Sneakers ‘Brocade’
Combining a brocade pattern and panelled design, this pair of sneakers gives the clash of prints a sporty twist.
Available on Farfetch.com; $146
Mustard Handwoven Brocade Sari
Silk zari brocade base sari with a handwoven crisscross pattern in gold and mustard from Akaaro by Gaurav Gupta.
Available on Perniasopupshop.com; ₹44,000
Handwoven Phool Chadar Brocade Case Bag
Add a pop of colour to any outfit with a bright, shiny bag, like this Tarun Tahiliani hand-embroidered bag.
Available on Ensembleindia.com; ₹14,900