Fall 2012 Trends: Ornate

Posted on March 27, 2012

 

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It makes a certain amount of sense when you think about. The world economy remains a frightening, unsteady thing, so of course the runways wind up clogged with a bunch of models who look like wallpaper in Versailles.

Aquilano.Rimondi

Balmain

Dolce & Gabbana

Giles

Marchesa

Mary Katrantzou

Stella McCartney

Some designers are clearly indulging these impulses more dramatically than others but we have to say, for our money, it’s the ones who know how to deploy it elegantly and in a relatively understated manner that wind up offering the most chic pieces. Either way, these sorts of grandly ornate elements always drift in and out of style. So are you the type of gal who likes to stir a little ro into her coco or do you just say “to hell with it,” and go for Baroque?

What we’re trying to say, in our cheesy little way, is:

The Fall 2012 trend for Ornate Styles: Yea or Nay?

 

 

[Photo Credit: vogue.it, elle.com, style.com]

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