THE MOST TALKED ABOUT RED CARPET LOOKS THIS FALL RESONATE WITH A NOT TOO DISTANT PAST. WITH ELEMENTS SUCH A RUFFLES, LACE AND DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS OF THE HIGH COLLAR, DESIGNERS ARE CLEARLY INFUSING THEIR COLLECTIONS WITH A NEO-VICTORIAN TOUCH THIS SEASON.
Altuzarra drew inspiration form 18th century dandies and Capote’s “Swans”. His ruffle trimmed pockets and delicate lace detailing infuse a sense of playful control. Alexander McQueen showers its models in romance as they parade down the runway in sombre yet frilly lace dresses kept in tones of black and rose. The slightly over the top aesthetic that defined the Victorian era also echoes across Alberta Ferretti’s FW15 ready-to-wear. Adorned in one of her gilded brocade, soft velvet or trapunted silk creations, you could have easily joined Virginia Woolf on a night out with the Bloomsbury Group without causing too much of a stir, ignoring the sections of sheer fabric that is. Valentino takes the look into modernity by incorporating only slight touches of the by-gone era. With tie-neck collars and embroidered net dresses he creates stunning outfits that infuse just the right amount of romance into an otherwise sophisticated look. The neo-victorian influence on the whole is a fun interlude of playfulness, adding dimension to an already colourful cascade of inspiring trends.
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