In the beginning……….Fabrics begat garments………Garments begat fashion………Fashion begat STYLE.
Noticed how some of the best shows on TV capture the influence of late 19th / early 20th century fashion – Downton Abbey, The Paradise, The Young Victoria, Pride & Prejudice etc? Evidently, there is a renewed appreciation for classic and regal elegance. The notion that one mustn’t “bear it all” to be attractive or desirable is fast returning to our screens and is certainly most welcomed!
With more features of truly beautiful pieces on screen – CORSETS, LACE & SILK GOWNS, EXAGGERATED BALL GOWNS, GORGEOUSLY CRAFTED HATS, 2014 trends will no doubt add elements of these graceful silhouettes – I’m certainly loving and looking forward to it! Everything about that era of fashion screams regal beauty, opulence and elegance!
I recently attended the viewing of “Valentino: Master of Couture” at Somerset House in london, where some of the pieces expressed accents of vintage fashion – I was in absolute awe of the pieces. The intricacy of the embroidery, panelling work, drapes, colour blocks – Amazing. With such fine and detailed work – ’tisn’t hard to see why Valentino was and still remains a True Fashion Icon.
I hope the creative world is paying attention and incorporating the increasing preference for classic style and beauty where garments are concerned! – Let’s see what the global high streets produce in 2014!
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