Interpreting the Runway: Dolce and Gabana Fall 2012 Fashion Trends
I am completely head over heels, in love with the Dolce and Gabana Fall 2012 collection. Like, so in love I would drain my entire bank account to own one piece of the collection. Sadly though, I have the feeling that even my life savings wouldn't cover the price of a top from the collection. Le sigh. Of course, even if I did have the funds to cover that gorgeous printed dress I've been eyeing, it would be in vain. Where's a gal supposed to wear a gothic inspired, floral printed, tulip skirt dress anyway? Am I right?
Which is why instead of just giving you the low down on the hot off the runway trends, I thought it would be helpful to let you in on how you can translate them to fit a more wearable wardrobe.
Like I previously mentioned, the Dolce and Gabana fall collection was sporting a Gothic and medieval influence. With luxe fabrics, exaggerated shapes, prints and embellishments, the collection kind of reminded me of a Grimm's fairytale.
(images via style.com)
When it comes to putting the runway into real life, go for less avant garde cuts, but keep true to the theme. Take a style lesson from the collection and when looking to build your own fall wardrobe, look for peplums, capes and tulip skirts. Go for heavier fabrics with special, detailed interests. Whether it's a cropped and fitted brocade blazer or a skirt with embellishment.
Of course, lace has been trending for the past few seasons and there's no sign of it slowing down. It's feminine but still sexy and anyone can pull it off. While D&G did major lace with lots of skin, you can try a lace sheath for an office apporpriate look. While this collection focused on black, gold and white, in the real world too much black and white can get majorly boring. Inject some colour with rich jewel tones like burgundy, plum and sapphire.
1. Boutique by Jaeger Chloe Bow Back Dress (C$280.08)
2. TopShop Hyacinth Dip Hem Dress (UK$46.00)
3. Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Cosmopolitan Brocade Tulip Mini Skirt (US$162.00, on sale)
4. Betsey Johnson Bell Sleeve Capelet (C$153.90)
5. Zara Jacquard Loom Trousers (C$79.90)
1. and 3. H&M Dress (C$69.95)
2. Embroidered Faux Leather Top with Peplum Frill (C$69.90)
4. Free People Cropped Brocade Blazer (C$39.64, on sale)
What fall trends are you looking forward to wearing?
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I love the H&M;like others have mentioned but I am in loveee with Peplum this season!
I love the lace! The H&M;dress is killer.
Love the h&m;dress!!!
I am loving the white dress with multi color floral pattern, so pretty and elegant. There are some unique looks featured here, the colors are so rich and lush, lots of options.
I feel like they are Bavarian inspired. Almost like stepping back in time.
I haven't even looked at the fall trends. I'm trying to hold on to summer for as long as I can!!
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