Strong. Bold. Baroque.

Rihanna featured in this November Vogue.

In many arenas these days, it’s—to borrow a phrase from Beyoncé—girls who run the world (and where they don’t, perhaps they should). So what more appropriate message to see on fall’s runways than that of empowerment, with the best designers in New York, London, Milan, and Paris offering strong, chic, individual women new ways of dressing. The mood is adult and polished, with major embellishment, geometric prints, rich color, and lots of wonderful statement coats (that sometimes aren’t coats at all, but dresses or the like).

Speaking of which!! Our own style Queen Jody Claman is always rocking her embellished coat from her M.I.A. line! (Along with one of our Lanvin Bags!)

The shows have been effectively capturing the extremism, wit, color, and imaginative spirit that will be celebrated this spring and summer when the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art displays the work of Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli—two of fashion’s strongest women if ever there were.

BAROQUE TREND Fall 2012

What do Louis XIV and Mick Jagger have in common? Well, other than a shared appreciation for the opposite sex, the duo could’ve easily swapped closets, considering both were notorious for wearing luxe fabrics in rich hues. And, although they’re centuries apart, their mutual love for baroque threads will no doubt unite the pair in another lifetime. Oh, to be a fly on that wall!

Lucky for us, 17th century-inspired duds are popping up everywhere, and surprisingly simple to incorporate into everyday ensembles (yes, you weary Angelenos, we’re giving you permission to don velvet in September). You don’t need to be royal or a rock god to own those opulent brocades and jacquards, just swap one of your leopard-spotted staples for a tapestry print, or ditch the studs for over-the-top ear candy. Either way, you’re about to be crowned the reigning queen of style!
JBrand has come out with their own twist on the Baroque trend! Beautiful Baroque inspired pants! We are in love with them!!

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana

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