Open the gates, the Princesses are coming!

 You know that generally, I am big fun of minimal style, straight lines and cuts combined with base colours, but when I came up with Marchesa's and Dolce & Gabanna's collection for A/W 12-13, I felt in love with the OVER glamorous, sparkling and Baroque style. Both collections are so beautiful and fabulous, just like clothes had been taken from a dreamy fairytale with princesses, that I wasn't so sure if we are talking about  RTW collections or Haute Couture. The inspiration of Marchesa's collection comes from a painting by the famous Adolphe Bouguereau entitled "A Soul Brought to Heaven", where two angels fly a woman to Heaven and if Heaven is Versailles, then they took that woman to the right place. From here comes the choice of angelic and ethereal colours like white, ivory, and naturally, gold, which is omnipresent in the collection for highlights and the very precious embroidery that is like that of haute couture. Tulle, chiffon, feather, and lace clouds give life to dresses that are created for grand occasions and that slip and flutter along the body or that turn into soft and fluffy volumes. Ending in the triumph of the last exits with nineteenth-century-style skirts in oversized proportions.

In the same mood was also Dolce & Gabanna's collection, and I am so happy about that, because their last collections didn't really enthused me. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana draw inspiration from Sicily in a coherent and winning way: of course, starting with the classic soundtracks interpreted by Pavarotti. For the Autumn Winter 2012-13, the designer duo proposes a very romantic baroque comprised of laces and golden embroidery that bring to mind damasked tapestries or eighteenth-century frames, followed by marvelous prints – like frescos – of flowers, cupids, and angels. On show are women that are the incredibly enchanting protagonists of a forgotten splendor, prima donnas of a new Versailles.

Sweet princely dreams.  

Info: Collages made by me.

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