As seen on some of the major catwalks shows in Milan and Paris, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada for instance, seems to have gone back in time and resurrected that magnificent and over-the-top style only seen in France and Italy during the 15th century.
Gold Embroidered Flowers and Ornate Shapes on capes and intricate geometric patterns on the Louis Vuitton‘s Coats bring to life an eccentric style that screams for attention and Blare.
Alexander Mcqueen had been one of those designers with a very dark baroque-ish touch and is always very visible in his collections, this time around I picked the Alexander Mcqueen embellished skull-cotton t-shirt. It represents perfectly the intricate Rococo-pattern, tonal beading makes this piece of garment incredibly luxurious. Available at £280.00 @Mrporter , It’s a good way to start embracing this antique-fashion-movement.
Dolce and Gabbana is probably the one designer that set the highest bar on this trend. The Blazer made of Shetland Wool and blared with golden flowers is one of key pieces for this collection, along side with the Cape and the Long Wool Coat. Available @Luisaviaroma for £6775.00 it has almost become worthy of a jewel. Do you think that’s Something that King Louis XVI would wear?
The French maisons Givenchy and Louis Vuitton both came up with very interesting designs and patterns, from pearls and chains to golden curvy leaves; all printed on silky scarves and other small accessories.
Gucci is another big brand that didn’t feel like going minimal, they created and showed on their show, the wonderful Jacquard weekender bag – have a read here for more Gucci F/W infos -, available in different prints and colors; such as the old-fashioned Atlas and blue flowers, it sells for £895.00.
Some designers seems to have a new motto which is something like; “THE MORE, THE BETTER“. There’s no minimalism nor concept of “little and small”.
This winter is about that for some, and we do like it. We embrace the style and accept that sometimes it’s good to play and have fun with it; just like the way Ms. Anna Dello Russo does.