Monday, 1 October 2012

TREND autmn/winter 2012: Baroque

So as promised, here is my round up the baroque trend which is one of the biggest this season. I have chosen to keep to the black & gold style of this trend, many designers have merged it with the tapestry style floral trend or the new gothic trend which I will write about next time! I have already made a reference to this style in my art as fashion series when I looked at how Vivienne Westwood was inspired by the work of a Rococo furniture designer; it's interesting to see how trends recycle themselves.

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image sources: , edited by me

So this is a selection of my favourite takes on the trend from the Autumn Winter Catwalks and how they are each inspired by other trends this season:

Moschino's cute brocade dress is sassy and sixties with a nod to the sculptural ruffle trend this season too. I love the beehive/bun hairdo. To channel Moschino's sixties style this season Topshop's Factory Girl collection is really great.

Bottega Veneta used velvet in some of their evening gowns this season to create sophisticated gothic designs with patterns that just touch upon a baroque style and are almost art nouveau.

Dolce & Gabbana, again, are the epitome of this trend. Their traditionally opulent brocade designs are embellished on sculptural corseted dresses which are reminiscent of the curvaceous shapes of classical rococo dress. 

Balmain have gone the other way, lending in this luxe print to an elegant androgynous silhouette. They also had printed jumpers which combined this monochrome print with needlepoint style flowers, creating an effortless masculine meets feminine look.

Marni's jacquard patterned fabric is very effective and this metallic outfit is evidently also inspired by  other trends such as oriental prints as well as oversized silhouettes.

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number one: Topshop do marni style jacquard well this season with these beautiful paisley cigarette trousers and this edgy bomber jacket, I love these deco earrings too.

number two: I love bralets and this rococo print one from Boohoo looks really versatile and is a steal at only ten pounds!

number three: This bling ring is from Accessorize.

number four: This dress is my favourite from all of these selections, it slightly reminds me of the sixties Moschino dress but also has a 1920s flapper feel to it, its from Republic.

number five: A little something for the boys; an individual snapback from River Island.

image source: & a painting by Artemisia Gentileschi edited by me

And to end, a little something arty! The original baroque babe; Artemisia Gentileschi's 17th-century portrait "Dame assise de trois-quarts" and a selection of models from Dolce and Gabbana's collection to compare!

Thank you so much for reading & commenting & following. I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what your favourite trends of the season are!



  1. Great post :) Love number 2 !!

  2. Great post! I love it! ^^ You have a nice blog, mind to follow each other? :)


  3. Love this inspiration! cool outfit!

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  4. I found this post via IFB, and it's amazing, I love the clothes you selected!

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  6. Thanks for sharing, these costume designs are very unique.

    I just got women's plus size tracksuits recently, and they are also very good.


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