Baroque Chic: Marco Bologna

I haven’t posted in a really long time. And then fate stepped in and I discovered MarcoBologna and now all I want to do is splash photos from the Italian design duos’ F/W 2012 collection all over this page. It’s important to note that Marco Giugliano and Nicolo Bologna began their fashion careers as jewelry designers and the influence that accessories have on their styling is huge. Their dresses are material-heavy and beg to be worn with weighty jeweled belts and bib necklaces. I am particularly smitten with the way they’ve reworked brocade, as shown here:

Their clothing is aristocratic in the best possible sense (no pomp here) and heavy on the drama. First, a look at some of my favorite MarcoBologna designs, followed by a few affordable ornate goodies that evoke the same feeling:

Next up, the affordable:

Mod meets Baroque: Oasis Deco Tribal Embellished Shift Oasis Deco Tribal Embellished Shift Dress: £65

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Top Shop: $250Top Shop

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Mod Shimmer Party Dress from Modcloth.com: $179.99
Modcloth.com

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Another beauty from Modcloth.com – available in August – Classic Stunner Dress in Brocade: $99.99Modcloth.com

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If I had to choose a favorite, this would be it because it so effortlessly marries elegance with street – Jack by BB Dakota Carla Brocade Dress: $70Jack by BB Dakota Carla Brocade Dress

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  1. Pingback: Religion and faraway places a la Dolce & Gabbana | Recession Runway

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