Typically used to display an affiliation to a club or a tribute to family heritage, insignias brought a sense of belonging to the fall runways as designers decked out their collections with heraldic crests, embroidered emblems and iron-on appliqué patches. From school and sports uniforms to scout badges, along with the pomp and circumstance of baroque crests, these embellished details made their mark. At Undercover, Jun Takahashi created his own modern monarchy with regal medal decorations splashed onto silk sashes, Libertine used punk skull-and-crossbones patches to embellish outerwear and VFiles applied sport-style badges to bomber jackets.
Whether you classify your fashion sense as stately or sporty, there’s a sign or symbol to suit your style personality this season. Take inspiration from the runway looks below then shop our top picks of the season.
Insignias on Display at Mary Katrantzou
Mary Katrantzou left her show-stopping digital prints behind this season to flex her creativity with signs in all shapes, like appliquéd badges, patches and embroidered emblems.
Insignias on Display at Libertine
This coat got the grown-up Girl Scout treatment at Libertine with punk-inspired iron on patches.
Insignias on Display at Clover Canyon
For Fall 2014, Clover Canyon went back to its roots and borrowed from its Irish heritage with technicolor tartans complete with mystical unicorn crests.
Insignias on Display at DKNY
Kicking collegiate prep to the curb, DKNY showcased an urban, city chic way to do back-to-school and finished with a New York City skyline crest to represent on the streets.
Insignias on Display at VFiles
Though it’s stamped with fear, you won't be cowering in this bomber jacket from Hyein Seo at VFiles.
Insignias on Display at Trussardi
As one of Italy’s ultimate heritage houses, Trussardi embroidered crests in gilded threads onto leather for a royal touch.
Insignias on Display at Undercover
Tartans, heraldic symbols, crisp tailoring and silk sashes come together at Undercover to create the look of modern monarchy.