Fall Trend Alert: Dark Romanticism

This trend has show up all over the globe, including, Valentino, Dolce and Gabbana, Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen, Jason Wu, Balenciaga, Alberta Ferretti, Erdem, John Galliano, Marchesa, Thom Browne, and Roberto Cavalli. Dark Romanticism tells the dramatic story of doomed love and bare human emotion. It is a strong woman who wears her heart on her sleeve that wears these clothes. She is sly, sexy, and very mysterious. The silhouette of this look is uber feminine; think rounded hips or a sleek, body grazing look. Showing off the the body while remaining elegant and still leaving some to the imagination. Sheer materials are great for this because you are covered-up and revealing sking. Elements such as heavy beading and embroidery, full gowns, and corsets harken back to the 18th century, which is the source of dark romanticism. Another time period to consider are the seductive 1930s, and the midi hemline, fur, and velvet embody that. With moody florals and deep, rich colors, this trend is timeless and classic. Dark Romanticism is all in the details. architecture, fine materials, and the use of haute couture techniques make any piece a stunning creation. Always remember: pair this trend with a smoky eye, sleek hair, and attitude to burn.



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