From BODE‘s recent jaw-dropping quilted jackets and COMME des GARÇONS‘ stand-out FW18 pieces to Stüssy‘s holiday collection and a dope sneaker pack from Vans, patchwork seems to be making a resurgence. And, if our most recent Tokyo street-style roundup is anything to go by, it’s safe to assume that the trend is being adopted by some of fashion’s most in-the-know.
Throwing on a colorful patchwork jacket is an easy way to brighten up even the gloomiest of winter days right now, not to mention add some extra vibrancy to your ’fits. But patch with caution — there’s a fine line between the fashion-week ready and circus clown-chic, so finding the right pieces to rock this trend is essential.
To help you nail this look, the Highsnobiety Shopping team has curated some of the best patchwork pieces we’ve seen online. Unsurprisingly, BODE’s new one-of-one jackets are top of our patchwork agenda. Fusing workwear-inspired construction with antique fabrics, BODE’s quilted offerings are handcrafted in New York using a patchwork technique, and are surely one of the best investments you can make this season.
And while the New York-based label is clearly ahead with this trend right now, other brands are offering equally bold pieces in their recent output. British designer Martine Rose, for instance — who recently collaborated on an insane collection with Nike — provided a patchwork grail for FW18 with its beermat-inspired fleece jacket.
Meanwhile, under the creative direction of Raf Simons, Calvin Klein‘s denim jeans combine workwear and patchwork trends with mixed shades of denim and reflective stripes. Meanwhile, in Japan, sacai is killing it with reconstructed masterpieces, and you won’t find many knitwear offerings with a patch on its recent fusion of two knit sweaters with a zip-up jacket.
Peep all our favorite designs from the patchwork trend below.