Trend Report: Art Deco Fashion

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The 1920’s style is roaring once again with jazzy flapper dresses with shorter, sassier hemlines and loose-fitting silhouettes. After the news broke about the remake of The Great Gatsby, designers such as Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, and Gucci, went back to the glitzy jazz age- an age that represents elegance with keen attention to graphic details, symmetrical lines, and embellishments like beading, feathers, and fringe.

Art deco is a design style that started in Paris in the 1920s and flourished worldwide thereafter. The rebirth of the art deco movement this spring season is even more different fusing the 1920’s flapper style with modern, abstract, and visually appealing geometric prints.

How to Wear it:

  • If you’re keeping the outfit clean, play with Deco-inspired accessories, such as a tasseled clutches in bold colours or chunky jewelry. But remember, this season is more about exhibiting the Art Deco period via clothes than jewelry. Go bold with solid metal pieces.
  • With the colour palette, there are no strict rules to abide by. But from what’s seen on the spring 2012 runways, emerald green, gold, zebra stripes, cobalt blue and mustard will keep you in the safe zone.
  • Keep the geometry neat. Even though the trend screams for you to take risks with lines and shapes, going minimalist, yet with an impact, is the secret code.

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