Fashion Focus: Applique in Pre-Fall 2012

Appliqué seems to be one of the leading inspirations in the Pre-Fall 2012 collections. The result of needlework techniques is visible in numerous designs whether appear as intricate embroidery, jet beadings, numerous ornamentations and Indian inspired patterns. Designers used various ways of appliqué presentation highlighting both the signature of the brand and edginess of the technique.

In the Pre-Fall 2012 collection from Jason Wu there is a huge influence from India. As the designer admits, he was inspired by the image of Indian maharajahs. That is why he emphasized the regal idea of appliqué on the camel shaded cape with shoulder area decoration or collar embroidery as well as ornamented bodice.

 Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2012
French signature of Monique Lhuillier visible through the sheer nature of lace mixes with the concept of appliqué forming chic solutions of tattoo illusions. Very elegant yet edgy ornamentation spices up classic form of little black or blue dresses or majestic gowns.


Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2012
Oscar de la Renta plays with the traditional Hindu motivated appliqué and his ladylike signature on the outwear juxtaposed with acid yellow hues of pants. There is also embellished set of dress and sweater or striking ornamentation on the crème jacket contrasted with pleated orange dress.


Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012

Inspired by 19th century aesthetic movement, Temperley London reveals the opulent side of femininity with ethereal meaning of appliqué. The dresses are decorated with the petal-like or bejeweled applications.


Temperley London Pre-Fall 2012
Erdem on the contrary mixed the appliqué concept with the lava splash or floral prints. The image inspiration of French actress JeanneMoreau managed to flow the vintage vibe with strong currents. The appliqué performed an interesting prelude in the volcano print dash of orange and then transformed into the ornamentation on the coat, tobacco hued wool skirt, lace like implementations on the royal blue dress as well as black and blue floral meadow on the acid yellow dress.
Erdem Pre-Fall 2012

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