9 Wine-Inspired Fashion and Beauty Finds

These top shelf products are making a splash in the fashion scene.

The aesthetics of wine have entered the fashion and beauty world. Vibrant vineyard hues and nuanced shades found in grape varieties like Chardonnay and Cabernet are influencing everything from lipstick shades to handmade boots. With a bevvy of designers looking to their favorite beverages for inspiration, here are 10 products influenced by the wine world that you should keep an eye out for.


Pinot Noir Jacket and SkirtInspired by: Pinot Noir

Carlisle Pinot Noir Jacket, $96

Vibrant red with a touch of black faux leather trim, this hip-length jacket calls to mind the hue and flavor of Pinot Noir. Front and back princess seams and a stretch viscose/cotton material help accentuate curves. Carlisle also makes a matching Pinot Noir skirt.


OPIA Buchanan HandbagInspired by: Champagne

OPIA Buchanan Handbag, $1,495

Created by Nashville native and New York City resident Anna Niedermeyer, the Buchanan handbag is an edgy composition of silk, calfskin and gold. “The idea for OPIA’s first handbag collection was born over a bottle of Champagne,” says Niedermeyer, co-founder and creative director of OPIA. “We wanted to capture its celebratory, magical, glamorous nature. The designs began with photographing Champagne with confetti mixed in, then printing it on silk to use as the patterning on the bags.”


Provencal Rose ScarfInspired by: Provençal Rosé

Printed Village Rose Gold Polka Dot Scarf, $48

“I think this pink and gold scarf evokes a sunset beaming through a glass of sparking rosé from Provence,” says Michelle McCormack, senior vice president of creative at Printed Village, an online community of global artists and designers. “You can just imagine sitting on an ancient balcony overlooking the rolling vineyards with this piece on.”


Nisolo Emilio Chukka Boot in BrandyInspired by: Brandy

Nisolo Emilio Chukka Boot in Brandy, $198

“We were drawn to the rich, deep hues of this brandy color,” says Zoe Cleary, co-founder and head of design at Nisolo, a leather goods brand known for its commitment to fair trade, sustainability and ethically made goods. “The Emilio boot is classic, ages well and pairs with anything, like a good brandy,” says Cleary.


Wine barrel cufflinksInspired by: Wine Barrels

Cask Jewelry Cufflinks, $149

These cufflinks are fashioned from reclaimed oak wine barrels sourced in the heart of California wine country which are inset in tungsten. In the words of Kyle Goleno, co-founder of Cask Jewelry in Napa Valley, “Terroir is hard to wear, unlike our cufflinks.We wanted to create something that embodied the essence of the wine barrel, but was small enough to carry with you at all times.”


Maggie Sottero Chardonnay Wedding GownInspired by: Chardonnay

Maggie Sottero Chardonnay Wedding Gown, $1,149

Whether you’re a bohemian bride or plan on keeping things traditional on your big day, the Chardonnay wedding dress is both formal and fun. Details include romantic ivory-lace appliqués adorned with pearls and bead work that overlay a light gold bodice, all intended to mirror the shades of Chardonnay. “Like its namesake, the Chardonnay gown is light and summery, with a touch of sparkle to evoke bliss and celebration,” says Christina Blanchette, vice president of sales and marketing at Maggie Sottero Designs.


Trust Fund BeautyInspired by: Cabernet

Trust Fund Beauty Wine O’Clock Nail Polish, $15

Indie makeup brand Trust Fund Beauty has gained a following for making vegan and cruelty-free beauty products. “This polish takes its cues from the bold, assertive flavors and the deep, rich color of a fine Cabernet,” says Samara Granofsky, the company’s founder.


Crawford Denim Mens ShirtInspired by: California Red Blends

Crawford Denim Vintner’s Shirt, $115

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Heritage Red, a blend of California Syrah and Merlot, with a touch of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, was used to dye the lining of this rustic unisex shirt by hand (it comes with a wine-dyed bandana, too). “The Vintner’s Shirt was designed from a vintage denim Western that my uncle, Mr. Crawford, wore while working in his vineyards in Central California,” says Susie Shaughnessy, owner/designer of Crawford Denim and Vintage Co. “We dyed the contrast lining to match the color of the wine in a glass.”


Merlot lipstickInspired by: Merlot

Gerard Cosmetics Merlot Lipstick, $19

Looking for a lip color as full-bodied as your favorite wine? Gerard Cosmetics’ matte lipstick recalls the deep berry shades found in a glass of Merlot. It’s cruelty-free, gluten-free and made in the U.S.A.

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Published on March 29, 2017
Topics: Wine & Fashion
About the Author
Alexis Korman
Contributing Editor

Currently based in New Orleans, Korman joined Wine Enthusiast as an editor in 2010 and has been authoring trends-driven travel, wine, cocktail and food content for over a decade, including work for publications like New York Magazine, Fodors.com, The Travel Channel, Premier Traveler, Time Out New York, Chicago Tribune and amNY. In addition to her role with Wine Enthusiast, she’s a short fiction writer, and is co-founder of Big Easy ‘Bucha—an artisanal kombucha beverage company that gives back to food charities in New Orleans. Email: akorman@wineenthusiast.net

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