Wednesday, 5 September 2012
When I think of the word baroque I envision the collection by Dolce & Gabanna I associate the word with imagery as opposed to an actual meaning. So Wikipedia completed the image with a newly learnt definition. The Baroque is a period of artistic style which started in 1600 in Rome, using vast details and grandeur in the form of sculptures, paintings, architecture and music. The style was appreciated by the Roman Catholic Church and aristocracy, which used the dramatic style as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumphant power and control, I like the idea of this feeding through into fashion especially, you can see this empowerment taken literally in the form of the strong, confident Italian women in the Dolce and Gabanna campaigns. The procession in the show must of been something along the lines of breathtaking, this represented Sicilian Baroque for all the beauty it is made up of in the form of gold-stucco ornateness. Gold, now this is the colour I most associate with this style in terms of fashion, the gold details that slithered up black wool capes, across dresses, down shorts and around the toes of heels worn with black lace socks. So from the highest level of glamour to me shopping in TkMaxx, the link? These gold velvet trousers......
Posted by Callahan Brooks at 03:38