All Patched Up
Photo: The Zoe Report
Over the last year, we’ve seen maximalism take center stage—beating out minimalism, moderation or any other kind of aesthetic balance. Instead of paring down, we're all about layering it on. We combined textures, mixed and matched prints, and played with silhouettes. Which is why our love of patchworks prints is currently taking over our closets.
Now hear us out, we know the word “patchwork” isn’t something you’d traditionally associate with fashion. It summons imagery of homemade quilts and squares of fabric haphazardly sewn over holes in worn-down jeans—items that don’t feel particularly luxurious or elegant, let alone high-fashion. But designers like Zimmermann, Chloé, and Ulla Johnson took patchwork clothes and elevated them, cementing patchwork’s place in the realm of 2019 trends we can't get enough of.
Whether you’re looking for a patchwork coat that screams maximalist glam or a patchwork skirt jacket that feels a little more ladylike, you’re sure to find it (and a whole lot more) below...