Now that fall feels artificially here in California (it actually rained today), I can start concentrating on FALL trends for 2012. The trends this season are so amazing and so wearable, that I will have to do these post in a series. Combining all these fall trends in to one post would be a disservice because each needs undivided attention.
Of all the trends this season, I am obsessing over the BAROQUE trend. Baroque which takes its inspiration from Italian architecture, symbolizes wealth, exuberance, decadence, and grandeur. The past few seasons we have embraced the less-is-more fashion mantra, but this trend is a rebellion to that notion.
It is worth noting that this season’s baroque trend pulls also from the renaissance era, as well as the rococo eras. So, if you have a vintage renaissance dress, now would be the appropriate time for it to make its appearance.
With the baroque trend, you will see tons of sumptuous rich fabrics such as velvets and brocades, elaborate and lavish embellishments and jewels, bold patterns and textures, loads of gold detailing, an abundance of tapestry, lace,and gold filigrees.
The beauty of this trend is that it exists not only in clothing, but accessories are decked out this season. For these lust-worthy jewels, the more the better, pile all your statement jewels on at once. This look exudes glamour, and undoubtedly you’ll be the glammest wherever you are. The keyword for this trend is HIGH-DRAMA. The more dramatic the look the better, when you wear this trend, your outfit will be the conversation starter, so no need to wonder how to break the ice at your next cocktail hour.
Not sure, what pieces to invest in to fully embody this trend? A safe bet would be to start with a jacket, cape, winter coat, or an evening blazer. These are easy pieces to use as a foundation. Take a look at this statement jacket which I feel truly captivates the baroque trend perfectly.
If you have a flair for the more dramatic, then you will love this sequin jacket, fully embellished with pearls, beading, rich embroideries. Pair this with leather leggings, or skinny black velvet pants, for a look that screams baroque-rocker.
This trend will leave you with covetable style this fall and beyond. I agree not all trends are created equal, but this is a trend that is worth following.
All images from Pinterest. Visit us at trendsettervintage.com, for loads of baroque inspired looks, including lux lace dresses.