Fall Fave – Baroque Prints

 

Over the course of this Fall season I’ve fallen in love with baroque prints. “The 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. The baroque trend isn’t restricted to clothing; with shoes and accessories getting in on the act too and ingenious devore on shoes make for a pretty introduction to the print.” – ELLE UK

 

Italian designer, Gianni Versace pretty much gave baroque prints a super boost in the fashion world. Here’s some history…

“Baroque’s fashion renaissance popped off in the late 1980s, when Milan-based Gianni Versace turned the Italian artistic tradition into wild pop art, replacing the angels and cherubs of Italian frescos with gold chains, Medusa heads and leopard skins printed on shiny silk. Everything in the Versace moment was big and brash, especially the supermodels like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelisita who rocked the bold prints best. ”

Read more: http://www.thefader.com/2011/10/20/anatomy-of-a-trend-versaces-baroque-print/#ixzz2Bqjm3MED

 

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