Thursday, 9 August 2012

Dark Red Fashion

Autumn/Winter collections are starting to emerge and this is the time to invest in your wardrobe for the coming season. Dark red is gaining momentum,  Keira Knightley looks ravishing as Anna Karenina, a film based on Leo Tolstoy's novel, which will be released in the UK next month.

Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina
Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina 

Dark red is a prominent colour in her costumes, it's associated with intense passion and longing, therefore quite appropriate to give life to this novel in particular. I read the book last year, after watching a BBC programme about this highly acclaimed author.

Renoir, Alexander McQueen
Pierre-August Renoir. Clutch by Alexander McQueen

This was a man in search of the truth about life and death, the depth of his words comes from introspection and reflection. By the time it was published in the 19th-century, Impressionism was taking the art world by storm.

Manet, Diane Von Furstenberg
Édouard Manet. Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg

The Impressionists sought to express their own perceptions, depicting subjectively what they saw rather than creating exact representations of reality. This open interpretation of creating a unique viewpoint can also be acknowledged in fashion, where labels envision a world of their own.

Gucci ad campaign

Gucci's latest advertising campaign, photographed by Mert and Marcus at Vienna's American bar, is both meticulous and precise. It conveys not only a luxury lifestyle but also creates a narrative, capturing seduction and romance. Dark red baroque interiors give the whole campaign a magic energy, as if depicting a novel.

Marc Jacobs sunglasses
Sunglasses by Marc Jacobs

For an intense look, dark red is a colour worth investing. If you're in London, Russell & Bromley has a beautiful velvet kilted bag still on sale. Otherwise you can just follow the designers' links bellow the pictures and shop online. Or just avoid shopping altogether by checking what you already have in your wardrobe.

Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina, Haider Ackermann
Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina. Cape by Haider Ackermann

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Gucci's Severe Look
The Allure of Burgundy


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