Classic, business, avant-garde, French, military, hippie, safari… Today's fashion industry can offer an incredible number of styles and directions for creating images of fashionistas and fashionistas. Among all this diversity, the Art Nouveau style in clothing has been holding its position for more than a dozen years. What is this direction that attracts designers and the public?
First of all, the Art Nouveau style in clothes is characterized by the almost absence of clear straight or strict lines. This direction symbolizes airiness, lightness, inaccuracy of forms, avoidance of restrictions. The only thing that can emphasize the clothes of this style is the waist. She is sometimes emphasized in dresses, coats and suits. The following traits are also inherent:
- S-shaped silhouette.
- Slightly raised shoulders.
- Chic fabrics (crepe de chine, taffeta, velvet, chiffon, plush).
- Natural drawings, prints, embroidery.
- Decoration with gold threads.
- High collars.
- Accessories: coats, capes, jewelry, clutches, hats, etc.
Also, in some models, asymmetry of the cut is used, which makes the image mysterious and ambiguous.
The main fasteners that are used in modern style are not zippers, but buttons, upholstered in the same fabric from which the entire outfit is made. Also use ribbons to match.
Today the main colors of this direction are: white, beige, coral, pastel shades of plum, green and blue. Also often designers play on the contrast of bright colors, prints and patterns, which most often have a clearly visible connection with the inhabitants of wildlife.
This trend originated in Europe. The French fashion designer Paul Poiret talked a lot with artists and other people of art, was fond of their work, visited exhibitions and galleries. Unable to express in words his emotions and impressions of works of art, he began to bring them to life as he knew how - to create images, silhouettes, styles. Very quickly, his models fell in love with the public, and the new direction became popular. Art Nouveau in 19th century clothing is, first of all, S-shaped women's dresses, with a bright accent on the waist. A clear division of the silhouette into "top" and "bottom" was achieved by color schemes, laps on the chest, puffy skirts. The inspiration for fans and followers of the new direction was Mother Nature herself. The images were created in an attempt to make a woman look like a flower.orchids, chrysanthemum or lily bud. When walking, the styles of the dresses made the young lady look like a soaring moth or butterfly, light, airy and mysterious. Ladies also liked long pearl necklaces, beads, embroidery with beads and stones, ribbons.
Modern style in clothes of the 20th century not only did not become a forgotten past, but also gained new fans, changed and proudly moved into the fashion world of the third millennium. It happened, however, not immediately. Before the Second World War, women decided to abandon corsets and make their clothes more comfortable and practical. This could not but affect the Art Nouveau style, but after a while it was revived again - without a corset, but with the same ease, smooth features, natural motifs. Now dresses and suits have become even more extravagant, and new fabrics and patterning technologies have made it possible to transfer style prototypes - butterflies, flowers, plants and animals onto the material. In addition, the rapid evolution of women's wardrobe in the 20th century allowed fashion designers to transfer style not only to dresses, but also to blouses, trousers, jackets, coats and jackets. And now ankle boots and sandals, haircuts and makeup, modern accessories could complement the image.
It would seem, how can you connect the incongruous? But designers and couturiers are able to surprise even the most demanding fashionistas. They were able to create a unique image by combining the wild cowboy West and light naturalistic modern. Country style in clothes is,first of all, coarse and dense fabrics, practical and comfortable cut. But this direction also has its intersection with nature, and a large abundance of jewelry, and natural motifs in embroidery and weaving. For example, a snow-white modern blouse will go well with country-style trousers, a leather belt and boots, and a cape thrown over the shoulders will complement an unusual, but very attractive look.
So even for those who do not accept the modern style in its pure classical manifestation, there is something to think about. After all, directions can be combined and connected, and as a result, you can get new unique images that emphasize the individuality of both the creator and the happy owner of such an outfit.
Some modern young ladies do not choose modern style in clothes for everyday wear, preferring other directions. But there are wardrobe items that will not leave indifferent more than one woman - evening and wedding dresses. Soft and smooth contours, natural motifs in the silhouette and a mysterious image can turn even the most ordinary woman into the queen of the evening. In addition, hats, veils, light scarves, lace gloves and small clutches are very well combined with such dresses. Beads, bracelets, necklaces and other jewelry will also be relevant for the festive event, without which the Art Nouveau style in clothes is indispensable. And what can we say about light laces, embroideries with beads or stones.
What fashionistas say
Reviews of different women about this or that direction can differ significantly depending on the countries of residence, traditional and cultural characteristics. But world celebrities, glossy magazines and fashion shows "haute couture" from year to year tirelessly repeat that a dress or women's suit in modern style must be in the wardrobe of a modern woman. Whether it's an outfit for going out or for a friendly party, or just for shopping - it doesn't matter at all what it will be. The collections of fashion houses and couturiers such as Anna Sui, Miuccii Prada, Christian Lacroix and others are constantly updated with new styles and ideas in modern style, which means that there will definitely be plenty to choose from!