Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Flapper style on runways

Being pre-occupied with flapper dress construction, I just could not pass this opportunity and share with you some of my favourite picks from this season's runways. I truly love this trend as many of these pieces are very versatile and can be worn day or night, for work or walk.

Once a turning point in women's wear, flapper style remains highly feminine and very expressive. I believe it still takes a personality to work Art Deco-inspired pieces - so strong is the language of geometry, symmetry and color of that era. And that's a good thing! Why else would we, readers, make our own clothes if we didn't want to express who we are?

RALPH LAUREN

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For a simpler version, embellishing along construction lines will add a beautiful touch, playing it up with a contrasting trim or toning it down with matching beading. 
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I love the styling of this masculine ensemble. Two strands of pearls, with smaller and larger beads. This piece is clearly inspired by Robert Redford's wardrobe in the Great Gatsby, designed by Ralph Lauren himself.

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I like how this intricate embroidered fabric is mounted on organza - very sexy!

CHRISTIAN DIOR

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Hip area is beautiful, with lace peeking through the chevron pattern.

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Another heavily embedded piece in combination with sheers.

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More sheers (chiffon and organza, I believe)

ETRO

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Contrasting hip line devides ethnic inspired heavily embellished fabrics. Select any analogous colors from the color wheel to create similar effect. 
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Too much embellishment for my taste, but I love the double 'skirt' part!

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One of my favorites - I love this simple dress with the matching necklace

ALBERTA FERRETTI

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This yoke transforms any skirt in an instant Art Deco piece

GUCCI

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stunning! wearable?

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This one is number one on my list!!! Very elegant, very simple and very flattering!

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Do you like this style, readers? Are you making any Jazz-Age inspired pieces? 

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