November 12, 2014

Baroque. More is (so much) more!

Flamboyant, opulent, excessively ornament-rich, saturated with details, pushing for the association of rich-looking fashion, densely patterned, with appliqués and textures, with accessories that are equally extrovert, the baroque style is one for ‘’more, even more, the most’’!

That’s why you could come to believe that, maybe, it’s reserved if for not its original period – the 16th to 18th centuries – and artistic manifestations – see a Rubens painting, the details of Fontana di Trevi or the entire Versailles Palace –, most certainly for very special occasions. Ones that need glamour in the (over)dose that only it can provide. Yet catwalks and street style all prove that the baroque descends from the galleries and history books to wherever it’s summoned. To editorials, evening even daywear.

As Versace and Moschino – the two major knights of the baroque as main inspiration, respectively pretext for opulent street wear, are this fall-winter being joined by at least Gucci, Dsquared, Blugirl and Roccobarocco! This without mentioning the trademark baroque rings and multitude of accessories that can get a look get baroque, very baroque, extraordinarily baroque…

Try to find your own balance of statement pieces and this way customise your own recipe of opulence that you can fall back on whenever you are in the mood for ’’More is more’’!

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Versace baroque dress, EUR 1 950, at Luisa Via Roma

Bibi van der Velden ring, EUR 3 738

Armenta ring, EUR 4 196

Roberto Cavalli Swarovski crystals ring, EUR 280, all at Luisa Via Roma

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Moo Eyewear sunglasses, EUR 440, at Sunglass Curator

Dsquared jewelled mink fur coat, EUR 17 550

Blugirl fur collar cashmere cardigan, EUR 510

Moschino leather purse-top, EUR 1 893, all at Luisa Via Roma

 

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