style – the ART of Fashion

 

Dolce&Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana Majolica pottery dress.  Fall/Winter 2014-15

Fashions fade, style is eternal.” – Yves Saint Laurent.  YSL was a wise man.

Trends come and go and come back again, many times to haunt us.  Luckily, now more than ever, we have so many choices at our fingertips.  The fashion gods can dictate and we can agree to either follow them, ignore them, or rebel against them entirely.  Today there are no set rules!  Except of course you should strive to not look like a complete & utter slob. We can be guided into a current “hot” style moment but if you love something then wear it regardless if it’s a trend fresh off the runway or not.

Digital prints at Mary Katrantzou, Manish Arora and Antonio Marras

Digital prints at Mary Katrantzou, Manish Arora and Antonio Marras.

Trends will always be there, always influence and always evolve – that’s the great thing about fashion.  Real style is about how you adapt current trends into your existing wardrobe.  It’s fun to play. Let’s get started!

A look at what to expect for Fall/Winter 2014:  Abstract Digital Pattern  – Textured Prints – Ombré Effects – Mottled Pattern Plays – Beautiful Illustrative Designs – Re-Engineered Houndstooth Prints – Sixties Edge – Over Scaled Prints – Painterly Form – Scribbled and Sketched Intense Pattern Mixes – OverLaid Paint Strokes – Pottery Design -Nature & Bird Print References – Dark Muted Tones – High Contrast Prints – Colourful Florals – Animal Patterns – and more.

Bottega Veneta – Pre Fall 2014  (dresses)

Bottega Veneta – Pre Fall 2014

The captivating digital prints and patterns adorning nearly every type of silhouette are here to stay. As they progress towards Fall/Winter 2014 they are bound to grow bolder and louder, but in doing so they will still manage to hold on to some gentleness.

Preen By Thornton Bregazzi - Pre Fall 2014 Preen photos via Style.com

Preen By Thornton Bregazzi – Pre Fall 2014 

 

Where Dolce & Gabbana got their INSPIRATION for Runway Fall Winter 2014-15:

potteryMajolica pottery is the most iconic way of decorating pottery in the Mediterranean. Originally a glaze which was imported by the Moors in the early Middle Ages, since then it has become an art of Southern Italy, in particular Sicily.

Majolica is one of the first exports of luxury items made in Italy, with these intricately glazed ceramics taking pride of place at courts of all of Europe in the Renaissance. It is said Queen Elizabeth I was a huge fan of the glazing and ordered many samples to be made for her in Italy during her reign.

Majolica has continued to attract art lovers, and today fashion lovers since its inception, and remains a thriving art in Sicily. The coloured tiles, pots and vases decorate homes, and even roads in the picturesque town of Sicily.

LOVE IT!

 

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