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Francesca Marotta at London Fashion Week A/W 12 // If it’s not Baroque

Francesca Marotta, London Fashion Week 2012 Autumn/Winter 2012 trends for Autumn/Winter 2012 lace capes

Francesca Marotta, London Fashion Week 2012 Autumn/Winter 2012 trends for Autumn/Winter 2012 lace capes

Francesca Marotta, London Fashion Week 2012 Autumn/Winter 2012 trends for Autumn/Winter 2012 lace capes

What? Francesca Marotta

Where? My Beautiful Fashion, Goldsmiths’ Hall

When? Friday, February 17th 2012 at 2pm

The richly painted ceilings, gold pillars, sweeping staircases, and stained glass windows of Goldsmith’s Hall offset Marotta’s dark Baroque themed show beautifully.

Models swathed in black lace embroidered with sparkling beads showcased dramatically billowing skirts. There was something religious about the black lace head coverings, and it would not have looked out of place if the models had been carrying rosaries.

As the show progressed, however, the Baroque influence gave way to a more modern look, with neon perspex jewellery, dark-toned tweed miniskirts that sat on the waist with loose, unstructured jackets thrown over the top.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Francesca Marotta London Fashion Week 2012 Autumn/Winter 2012 LFW 12 trends for Autumn/Winter 2012
The real show-stealer was a dramatic bright red lace cape which went for full on dramatic effect, the long train draping down the runway (I’m really sad that the picture, above, didn’t come out very well because it was pretty cool). In fact, capes were a big deal throughout the whole show; I wanted the little black number with red lining. Very sexy Scottish widow.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Francesca Marotta London Fashion Week 2012 Autumn/Winter 2012 LFW 12 trends for Autumn/Winter 2012
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Francesca Marotta London Fashion Week 2012 Autumn/Winter 2012 LFW 12 trends for Autumn/Winter 2012
There was a large dose of romance, drama, and mystery on the catwalk yesterday afternoon.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Francesca Marotta London Fashion Week 2012 Autumn/Winter 2012 LFW 12 trends for Autumn/Winter 2012Photos taken with the Olympus E-PM1
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About Sophie Caldecott

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One comment on “Francesca Marotta at London Fashion Week A/W 12 // If it’s not Baroque

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