Glam Dèco

It's well know that Fashion has the habit of repeating itself and it's almost recurring that trends from past decades are re-proposed on runways season after season.
For Spring 2012, the "retro" inspiration comes from the world of Art dèco.
In between the '20 and '30 Dèco is one of the first cross-over fashion trend : it involved fashion, architecture, design, jewelery and graphic arts. Inspiration is heterogeneous : new modernistic expressions as jazz music and industrial innovations, tribal print and "primitive" arts, strong use of colours by fauvism. That all creates a mix that has evolved in many directions united by zig-zag lines combined with generous curves and linear shapes more fluid than before.

Here we propose Designer from today that have readapted, following they own features, this trend from the past:
Armani with his minimalism chooses bi-colour : black outlines underline flowing but rigorous shapes and futuristic details ( Déco loves metals and laquers ) that keep us hanging between past and future.

Emporio Armani SS2012
Art Déco Armchair

Fashion Illustration

Alberta Ferretti instead uses shapes and decorations Déco but she makes them hiper-modern through pure and brilliant colours without any contamination.  Inspiration to that period gowns and geometric shapes is palpable but final effect is absolutely current.

Alberta Ferretti SS2012

Gown By Paul Poiret
Fashion Illustration

Geometries on Chrysler Building

Etro is for sure the designer that dare to mix shapes and colours creating vibrant combinations with references to african paints, fauvism and expressionism colours and somehow to jazz music too.

Etro SS2012

Illustration by George Barbier

Painter Tamara De Lempicka

And finally Gucci wich is the one that makes Dèco trend even more opulent using gold in contrst to back and white. Gemetrics are even more evident and result is really really luxurious: prescious as a jewel by Lalique.

Gucci SS2012
Lalique Jewel
Art Déco Vase

Maybe it's because I've alway been fascinated by fancy from '20 and '30 but I'm looking forward to find in shops something from this trend for a chic dive into past!!

1 comment:

  1. Adoro l'Art Dèco e in questo caso Gucci ;)
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