On the Runway – Renaissance


RENAISSANCE:  15th Century Is Making A Come Back.

That’s refreshing because I completely missed the era and it’s so unlike fashion from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s.

Like Renaissance art, look feminine and romantic with opulent embellishments and elaborate prints (think upholstery patterns & textures).

I love the lavishness of it, especially after wearing neutrals all Fall/Winter.  It’s great as long as only a little bit is incorporated into your wardrobe at a time.  Of course the runway is always more detailed but you can include a piece like a decorative jacket (I’ll get out my David Meister brocade) or even an ornate neck piece to jazz up an outfit.  My full length opera coat would be perfect but I’m still not sure about wearing it in a city where people wear jeans to an actual opera.  Hey, maybe it would look great with jeans!renaissance3


Valentino has released its complete spring-summer 2014 campaign. Valentino’s line is romantic with dreamy lace looks inspired by costumes found in the Renaissance.renaissanced&grenaissanced&g2


Other designs featuring renaissance looks are found at Dolce & Gabbana (no surprise here) and Alexander McQueen.

Palette: eggnog, pale gold, peach, pastel blue, plum, brick reds
Materials: Velvet, lace, pearls, golden details, embroidery.

What do you think?  Love it or Leave it?