February 15, 2009

Victorian Impressions!

Jenny Packham (photos via style.com)

Christian Lacroix
Alexander McQueen
Baby Phat
Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix

Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana

Gareth Pugh
Jenny Packham
Hamish Morrow
Jill Stuart
Nanette Lepore
Project Runway Designers
Monique Lhuillier
Roberto Cavalli
Vivienne Westwood
Y & Kei
Zang Toi

Special Impressions:

Golas for Swan Necks
The designers are inspired by the Spanish Baroque of the XVI and XVII. Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs and Stefano Pilati took over from Coco Chanel, Balenciaga and Christian Dior lead the taste for elegant and sophisticated woman. The swan neck, long and slim, has always been the symbol of the more subtle beauty. This winter, designers look to the past and fix their attention to this part of the body, drawing on the necks of lettuce own clothing usually affluent classes of the XVI and XVII.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen
The ornaments are Golas covering luxury and beautiful neck of the woman. The creators of this gateway have rescued an austere piece of Spanish baroque and have applied with their sumptuous creations. Both dressed in long coats of thick tweed extends to finish in necks gathered, folded to form pleats or double wheel.

Custo Barcelona

Custo Barcelona

Dolce & Gabanna
Some designers like Viktor & Rolf, Ralph Lauren and Missoni raised Golas and lettuce loose necks, carefully selecting materials such as tulle, silk, cloth, wool or tweed. Dolce & Gabanna abullonado uses a high-neck scarf loose in the form of flight for Josefina style clothing while Louis Vuitton incorporates dual wheel directly on the jacket.

Louis Vuitton


Ralph Lauren

Viktor & Rolf

If you sum this trend, try your dress or coat is straight cut and gathered for the fly to focus solely on the neck area. The shirt sleeves are a key point and also supports Chorreras RUFFLES. If you do not even dare to wear a gola, you can take the concept of this trend and apply it to foulards, scarves and handkerchiefs to attract attention to your neck in a more tailored to your taste and style.


www.janetteria.com said...

One of my favourite style is Victorian. Forever fashionable and really feminine...

Have a great Sunday: Janet

Hemaly said...

The Dolce & Gabbana dress is so beautiful!

Hemaly said...

I love the Dolce & Gabbana dress. The gold detail on the belt is lovely!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

i'm a huge fan of victorian style (and any other period style!) these dresses are just so gorgeous!


Unknown said...

I love the inspiration in the Spanish Baroque, is the "less is more", at least while still inspired Christian Lacroix jajaja

textile Voltaire said...

I love Victorian style! I like so much this post!!!!

kiss you


Really inspiring... sophisticated, luxurious and feminine, I love this post.

Eri said...

Dear FM,
Today I have given you an award and tagged you my blog.
You deserve, your blog is fabulous!!!! And I love it!

textile Voltaire said...

Thank you very much!! you too


Couture Carrie said...

Oh I absolutely adore a ruffled neck dress or blouse! Balenciaga and Viktor & Rolf were standouts for me here... Another fabulous post, darling FM!


Songy said...

those are gorgeous. what a fantastic colleciton.

Anonymous said...

you know me, i'm all for ruffles. These ruffled necks are just divine!

Aline said...

I adore all of these...especially the Christian Lacroix designs.