Trend Report: Baroque – From Art to Runways

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The Baroque period can be described as “A period of artistic  style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance and music”. And Oh! do I lovee Baroque architecture…I feel I am in a fantasy land.

The style began around 1600 in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe.  It always fascinates me how some of the trends today emerge from art, history and stories from the past, and then reflect in runways, fashion and trends.

The drama of the Baroque period was captured this past Fall 2012, with bold prints, intricate patterns, and ornate details. And yes of course like many of you I fell in love with it.

It very much reflects my own personal style…elegant, understated yet no doubt  a statement piece!

And when it came to Baroque, Balmain stole the show with their Fall 2012 collection. What can I say…each design is a masterpiece! Pearl embellishment, floral embroidery, gold thread work, and intricate quilting paired with Balmain classics like boxy tuxedo jackets, moto vests, cuffed leather pants, fitted military dresses, and slim lined trousers. The details of each of the pieces are to die for. I want it all!

Balmain Fall 2012 Ready to Wear




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Isn’t the Collection totally fabulous? What is your favourite way of pairing your favourite Baroque print?

CharLie xox


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