Art Deco Mania

 For some time, I have been seeing a lot of 1920’s influences in bridal wear and jewellery and after watching the 2013 Oscars –  with many of the stars wearing sleek sequenced “old Hollywood” dresses – it’s evident that the big fashion houses have looked to Art Deco for inspiration. Naomi Watt’s dress by Armani Privé  left me speechless – elegantly bringing together sparkling grey sequences with an amazing silhouette cut along the bust-line leaving one shoulder bare. Naeem Khan, who dressed Stacy Keibler in a silver-studden gown, has in my opinion one of the strongest SS’13 collections inspired by the theme. Art Deco is typically identified by either a very feminine and decadent look including sequin embellishments, feathers, diamond prints, fan shape prints, scallop edges, swan prints OR equally interesting, by more masculine elements like bold geometric patterns including spheres, polygons, rectangles, trapezoids, zigzags and chevrons (which we seen a lot of recently!), vivid duo coloured blocks patterns and gold, chrome and plastic surfaces, both which I’m sure we will se more of in the seasons to come. Beyond all the glitz and glamour, Art Deco was an influential visual arts movement, which first appeared in France during the 1920s and flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s, affecting many areas of design like fashion, architecture, graphic arts, industrial design and cinema.

                                                                                     Naeem Khan SS’13

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Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan
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Naomi Watts in Armani Privé US-OSCARS-ARRIVALS

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2 Responses to “Art Deco Mania”
  1. Vanessa says:

    Amazing post…I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin???
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

    • isabelboren says:

      Thank you so much! Very happy to get your positive feedback and that you liked the blog.
      I’m really in love in anything sparkling for the moment, Naomi Watts dress is my favourite.
      I just signed up for Blogloving so will add you right away 🙂
      XXX Isabel

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