In the pages of Elle and Traditional Home, I found a few products by some of the world's top designers utilizing a new trend. . . braiding!! You can only imagine my excitement! Braids!?! ok. . .but it was pretty cool to see Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere and Ralph Lauren incorporating the idea of braiding into their products as a way to add texture and dimension.
Texture is a story and trend that continues to be a strong piece in the fashion and home furnishings markets.
How we use these textures and incorporate pattern and design is what keeps it interesting.
|Braided clutch - Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere Fall 2011. image via purseblog|
|Braided leather clutch - Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere Fall 2011. image via purseblog|
|Pierson Floor Lamp in Saddle Braided Leather - Ralph Lauren Home |
|Braided Tote bag - Anthropologie|
|CMI double braid|
Hope you enjoyed!