Home furnishing fabrics abound this season, adding an unexpectedly lush note to the usually featherweight materials used for spring. There are needlepoints, tapestries and matelassés, brocades worthy of Marie Antoinette’s sitting room at Versailles and kitschy bedspread chenilles that would be at home in a 50s trailer park. Quilted or trapunto effects and bound or fringed edges underline the upholstery feel.

PARIS – SEPT 27: Maison Margiela Spring Summer 2018 collection
PARIS – OCT 3: Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2018 collection
Gucci Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 Milan September 2017
Loewe Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 Paris September/October 2017
Christian Wijnants Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 Paris Sept-Oct 2017
Anya Hindmarch London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 London September 2017
Vintage chenille bedspread, 1950s
18th century Aubusson verdure tapestry fragment, made into a pillow
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