One of the most prominent fashion trends that governed the catwalks for Spring/Summer 2012 season was the revival of The Roaring 1920s fashion. The period before the Great Depression was a flourishing time for “new woman” vision – modern female model wearing extravagant clothing, smoking cigarette in public and underline their eyes with heavy Egyptian makeup. Flapper dresses, glamorous detailing of fringes, shiny fabrics of silk, pleating and art deco motifs – all the indicators of the Golden Age of Jazz connect with the awaiting movie – “Great Gatsby ” that is going to have its release this year. The remake of Baz Luhrmann gave an inspirational base for high end fashion houses and brands including Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Etro, Alberta Ferretti, Christian Dior and many more. The Jazz Age trend is also widely visible in fashion editorials of magazine spreads. Apart from the pieces inspired by Roaring Twenties we may also find such influential elements like shortcut hairstyle for women and heavy makeup image.
Take a look into our preview of Golden Age of Jazz fashion for Spring/Summer 2012 season:
With the head designer of Gucci, Frida Gianni we were taken into the “era of hedonism” with all the opulence of the Roaring Twenties for the Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk. The collection was saturated with the embellished graphic motifs of Art Deco stream on the low wait flapper dresses. The gown inspired by 1920s fashion were detailed with sparkling gold fringes, graphic stripe prints. The heavy eye makeup fulfilled the influences from the Ancient Egypt exoticism.
With the origin of Ralph Lauren’s company in 1974, worth mentioning is the fact that the designer created costumes for “Great Gatsby” that time. His collection for the movie apart from the fact that was worn by the cult protagonists – Robert Redford and Mia Farrow on the helm, Lauren initialized the Jazz Age trend in general. His collection for Spring/Summer 2012 season is full of male/female mixture with the entourage of the Roaring Twenties including – ostrich feathers, feminine beanies, liquid fabrics.
Veronica Etro inspired by the artistic works of Fortunato Depero cunningly merged the abstract prints with the Jazz Age silhouettes for her Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk in Milan. Art Deco patterns were perceptible everywhere – on the flapper dresses, kimono shapes and red carpet vibe gowns. The vivid graphic prints were joined with long fringe hems or pleat detailing resembling about cabaret era.
Reconstruction and reinterpretation of Jazz Ages trend was presented on Alberta Ferretti show for Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk. The designer infused the tribalism of graphic patterns with traditional silhouettes of 1920s fashion. This was a new and fresh edition of roaring twenties with the glimpse into futuristic inclinations of tribal tattoos.
The show of Christian Dior for Spring/Summer 2012 season was a beautiful insight into the lightweight eveningwear. The great amount of transparency was created thanks to the specific treatment of chiffon onto the Roaring Twenties structures. With the touch of body map concept with the smart layering Christian Dior show depicted ready to red carpet style.
Article written by Magdalena Kapuscinska for http://fashionizeyourself.co
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