On trend for Baroque

23:29, Aug 29 2012
D&G Top Shop
Top Shop dress, $75
D&G boohoo
Dress from boohoo.com, $30
D&G Asos
Dress from Asos.com, $150
D&G Karen Walker
Dress from Karen Walker, $589
D&G fall
Dolce & Gabbana autumn 2012 collection.
D&G fall
Dolce & Gabbana autumn 2012 collection
D&G White Box
White Box Trousers $159.95 from Insight Clothing
D&G Kate Sylvester
Kate Sylvester dress
D&G Maurie and Eve
Maurie and Eve dress, $250 from Mishka.co.nz
D&G Stolen Girlfriends
Stolen Girlfriends dress, $275 from Precious Peg
D&G Prada sunglasses
Prada Minimal Baroque sunglasses, $530 from OPSM

When Dolce & Gabbana did baroque for winter 2012, everyone sat up and took notice.

In a sea of gaudy floral prints in candy shop shades, D&G's lavish and brooding collection gave us a brief reprieve from the colourful noise.

Sure the print was still busy, but this was an Italian-mama busyness, an ornate and royal look that made us feel glamorous well-bred, and expensive.

D&G baroque
LAVISH: D&G's collection was an ornate and royal look that made us feel glamorous well-bred, and expensive.

Watch out for baroque prints and shapes popping up not just in clothing, but in accessories as well.

Here on the Antipodean shores, a number of designers have taken baroque designs and reworked them into pastel colourways.

Kate Sylvester gives us an elegant peachy number, while Maurie and Eve gave the baroque print a party touch with short hems and zippers.

Classic black and gold baroque is best worn paired with black or white, and accessorised with nothing less than bold gold jewellery.

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