Jacquards are fabrics that weave patterns directly into
the fabric instead of printing the pattern. in woven
designs this creates a subtle raised texture that can be
felt as much as it can be seen, giving a richness and
luxury to the fabric. Patterns tend to be
intricate and include lace designs, arabesques, florals
and botanicals, and diamond foulards. A subtle
sheen to tone-on-tone designs is common.
Jacquard is a popular fabric for evening looks,
especially when metallic threads are woven into the
design. Fall 2016 is seeing an adoption of gorgeous
special occasion fabrics into day-time looks that can go
from desk to after-work cocktail hour in a snap.
Sure to be a hit for the holiday season made up into
dresses, skirts, and jackets get a jump on the trend
with a pair of richly textured jacquard pants this fall.
These pants mix well with suede shirts, velvet jackets,
and cashmere sweaters, and add new textures to the
popular romantic style that trended in last fall.