Bronzino, Portrait of Eleanor of Toledo with her son Giovanni, 1545.
The Fall-Winter 2013-14 runways were full of richly embellished textiles with classic, formal motifs and gilded effects. These luxurious fabrics evoke Imperial Russia, Renaissance Europe, and the decorative arts of the Byzantine empire.
Here are some of my favorite examples from the runway:
Roberto Cavalli, Autumn/Winter 2013-4. Photograph courtesy of WGSN.
Marchesa, Autumn/Winter 2013-4. Photograph courtesy of WGSN.
Les Copins, Autmn/Winter 2013-4. Photo courtesy of WGSN.
Here are Hanky Panky’s takes on these opulent looks:
Gold Shimmer Baroque Print on Signature Lace
Hanky Panky Gilded Lace Tie Bralette and Bikini
Enchanted Lace Bralette and Brazilian Bikini
-Larissa, Senior Designer