Italian Baroque fashion is inspired by Michelangelo's 16th century works, borrowing volutes, spiraling shapes that climb up the female body or embellish basic accessories, adding a sophisticated touch and making a statement. For the upcoming Fall/Winter 2012-2013, the sophisticated baroque style will make waves in the fashion world.
Baroque print plays out in a number of guises with varying degrees of intensity. For the bold, flashy chain prints on leopard spots intertwine with ropes on bomber jackets, elsewhere strikes of swirling black fauna adorn pencil skirts, while baroque tops with softer, ornate rococo swirls flow gently across jersey.
by Andrew Gn
The asymmetrical high-necked dress with lace in matching tones by Andrew Gn has Spiraling details perfectly paired with sensuous sheerness. Also Baroque-inspired: the shapes of Dolce & Gabbana that propose a dress with bodice and stiff padding to enhance the curves, featuring golden embroidery on a black backdrop, to team with a jewel-like clutch.
The baroque trend is not restricted to clothing. It is also popular in shoes and accessories design. The details: the top-handles printed bag by Givenchy inspired by the mirrors of aristocratic Versailles, or the black suede shoe-boots with the heel embroidered like a small piece of jewelry, created by Ralph Lauren all shows the popularity of this trend.