Love that people-are-going-to-want-this sweatshirt that Beth Behrs as Gemma is wearing in The Neighborhood episode “Welcome to the Big Payback”? Well you can visit Saks Fifth Avenue online (see link below) to be one of those fashionistas who puts it in her closet. The shirt comes from the casually elegant La Vie Rebecca Taylor collection. It’s called the Jacquard Knit Dot Sweatshirt — a simple, descriptive name that matches its simple, pleasing design.
[Gemma’s jacquard knit dot sweatshirt at Saks]
Of course that’s true of the description only if you know what jacquard means. Here’s a jacquard lesson from Orvis, the outdoor apparel company, that does a great job of explaining what it is: “Jacquard is a fabric with an intricately variegated or raised pattern, distinct from other patterned materials because the pattern is woven into it rather than printed onto it. The motif or image on a jacquard often appears in a different color or texture than the rest of the material, but it can be the same color. Jacquard designs can be Byzantine in complexity (think tapestry) or as simple as a repeating geometric pattern.” Thanks, Orvis! Rebecca Taylor is a “womenswear brand inspired by beauty in the everyday. With an emphasis on signature prints, dimensional texture and modern nostalgia.” The Neighborhood airs Mondays at 8 pm on CBS.