Last year during New York Fashion Week (for Fall '13) I was totally awestruck with the rich brocade pants and trousers at Vera Wang Fall 2013 show! The luxe brocade fabric with bright jewel tones made my heart skip a beat as it moved elegantly on the runway, glittering as light fell on the models from different angles! I had made a mental note to get my hands on a jewel tone brocade pants for fall! Earlier this year when I was visiting India, the first thing I did was scour the traditional fabric stores for the brocade I wanted for my pants! In India, almost every wedding trousseau has brocade Saris, so this fabric had always had enchanted me even as a little girl! I saw this peacock blue fabric with woven pattern in indgo and deep purple stripes at the selvage! YES, I jumped with excitement and took it to my trusted tailor (ahem, I am fancy like that!)! The result - this totally rad pair of funky pants! #winning!
Shoes - Silvia Tcherassi for Payless / Similar open toes from Jessica Simpson / or Splurge on Original
Bag - Steve Madden (old) / Similar
If you are planning to get a pair of brocade trousers, it is better to splurge and get the real woven fabric, instead of getting the printed one. Most of the brocade pants I love are little bit on expensive side, but if you know a good tailor, get the fabric of your choice and get it tailored! If you are in NY area, there are some good fabric stores right on 7th and 8th ave (around 37/38 st) that carry great selection of brocade fabrics. You can also order fabric online. I am also linking up some of my favorite brocade pants in the bottom of the post. Love the deep jewel tones!
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