Fall Fashion Trend Alert: Going Baroque

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ba·roque  (b-rk)
1. also Baroque Of, relating to, or characteristic of a style in art and architecture developed in Europe from the early 17th to mid-18th century, emphasizing dramatic, often strained effect and typified by bold, curving forms, elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts.
2. also Baroque Music Of, relating to, or characteristic of a style of composition that flourished in Europe from about 1600 to 1750, marked by expressive dissonance and elaborate ornamentation.
3. Extravagant, complex, or bizarre, especially in ornamentation: "the baroque, encoded language of post-structural legal and literary theory" (Wendy Kaminer).
4. Irregular in shape: baroque pearls.
n. also Baroque
The baroque style or period in art, architecture, or music.

[French, from Italian baroccoimperfect pearl, and from Portuguese barroco.]
Got it?? You will either love this trend or hate it. I'd love to hear your opinions...take a look:

 Baroque Street Style
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Balmain Fall 2012
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D&G Fall 2012 
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 D&G Fall 2012 
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 Etro Fall 2012
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 How opulent can you get??

Christian Louboutin 

Great or gaudy??

How do I feel about baroque style? I'm not telling you yet...I'm curious to know if you think I personally love or hate this trend. Leave a comment below letting me know if you think I like it or not and I will let you know if you were right in my next post...can't wait to hear your thoughts!!

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  1. don't love the trend personally but really like those louboutins and the prada sunglasses. cool theory though.

  2. What I love about couture fashion is the trickle down effect to the ready-to-wear market. I like some of the features of baroque - and that will likely be the right amount of trickle I'm looking for.

  3. I actually really love this trend! it's very elegant

  4. Love the intricacy of detail in the baroque looks!


  5. Lovely for a party! Love this trend!

  6. Gorgeous. I will probably go b -roke trying to go baroque! xo

  7. I dont like it. Its too perfect and put-together looking. I prefer natural and easy elegance.
    I do like some of the features, tho,and would like to include them in my ´regular´clothes.

  8. Love the whole decadent baroque vibe for fall, but fashion wise I'll take bits and pieces from it all.
    Zara have already got some beautiful pieces in already.

  9. It's an okay style... not really for me. I do love the first picture/outfit with those blue shoes! I like all the shoes in the pictures too. =)

  10. It will be interesting to see this look in a more practical sense. I'm not sure I can wear it .. i have to keep things fairly simple and tailored. With everything, there is usually a time and place where some of these elements could be worn.

  11. I really like the Baroque trend in small doses! Like a fun pair of trousers in it, or a top... I don't think I could pull off the head to toe looks like they had in the latest Balmain collection for fall though ;)


  12. Well I might startle people as I venture into Costco, or while feeding our 5 hens, while dodgeing shedding dog hair, again chicken feathers, mud and such, but what the heck it's gorgeous, the craftsmanship beautiful and downright elegant!!! But to buy this on a retail level, it would have to be so expensive figureing all the handwork,Yes I love it and bet you do to, otherwise great pillow material!!!!

  13. i'm actually really excited for this trend! it's elaborate and over-the-top, but i'm sure we can think of awesome ways to tone it down and make it more wearable/everyday.

    erica | sweets + hearts

  14. Love baroque, especially the black and gold and red and gold. Over the top? Yes! But I'd splurge for a special coat or the other special items shown. Not sure how often I'd wear it out but I'd still want to own it!

  15. Love this style just found this blog and followed...!hope u follow back, xoxo Paro