Monday, January 21, 2013

Baroque(a trend I am into)

Baroque Style

Baroque art was prevalent from the late 17th century to the early 18th century in Europe.
You may have seen a Baroque styled painting at a famous museum before. Baroque art is defined by its colorful, exaggerated, and detailed portrayal of movement and emotion - much like the way an actor brings to life a character on stage with a facial expression, or a single movement of his finger.

Translate this into fashion, and you’ve got an aesthetic that looks like it belongs in the palace of a European monarch rather than on the downtown city streets.
Baroque art was dressed up in every shape and form on the runways, from opulent brocade jackets to cascading velvet dresses and jewel-encrusted bodices.
So the question remains: how does one adapt Baroque's regal pieces without looking too theatrical? Incorporating bits of baroque-inspired fabric and shape is enough to capture an entire century’s worth of artistic merit in one outfit. A shrunken brocade blazer threaded in gold and silver, like the ones featured in the Balmain show, will look down-to-earth with a pair of dark washed skinny jeans and combat boots.

Emilio Pucci, Balmain, Dolce e Gabbana, 3.1 Phillip Lim f/w 2011-12

I  like this style, curated in details that don't let anything by the chance, for the structures and tailoring of the clothes, inspired by scrolls of seventeenth - century  churches and palaces, that climb the body and the enrich the most basic  accessories , with an elegant and sofisticated touch.
So go with corset dresses, lace tops, baroque and jacquard prints and gold or sequins inserts.

I'm completely in love with the one Selena wears, and I guess I'm going to get one for this season.
But before that I got one myself, which translates the style into it's colors, though the lines are more simple .
I love it!

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