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Clockwise from Top Left: Les Hommes F/W 09; Marni F/W 09; Jil Sander F/W 09; Basso and Brooke F/W 09; Home Interiors Showroom; Etro F/W 09; Number (N)ine F/W 09; Home Interiors Showroom; Marni F/W 09; Shoe by Donald J. Pilner

With an abundance of “well worn” influences on the F/W 09 runways, it’s no surprise to see that traditional tapestery patterns have found their way from walls and carpets on to coats, dresses and even shoes. Rococo had an obvious hand in D&G’s runway outing for fall, and Paris-based Number (N)ine was literally inspired by the worn carpets and faded wallpapers of an old hotel room. For the women’s market, Marni had an especially strong collection inspired by floral family herilooms from the countryside, becoming a wonderful dose of optimism for an otherwise somber season. The rich, tonal patterns, as well as refined textures look especially sophisitcated for such a tactile-important season.

Check out the following Stylesight reports for even more inspiration:

Men’s Tapestry Coats on the Directional “Must Have” List for F/W 09

The Rococo Sweater Speed to Market for Men

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