Thursday, September 15, 2011

Going For Baroque?

Of all the style trends that were popular for Spring/Summer 2011, I have to say the oddest in my opinion was the 'Baroque' style sunglasses frames & the variations produced by several designers.  Baroque, by definition was an era in which everything in regards to music, clothing, dance and art were overly exaggerated.  This started in around 1600 in Rome Italy.  I'm sure you'd know exactly what I'm talking about if you picture the women as well as the men who wore the tall white wigs and elaborately adorned clothing?
So now you get the idea in regards to what Baroque is all about right? O.k., so there's this designer, Moo Piyasombatkul, who's such a newbie that Wikipedia hasn't even categorized her yet.  Anywho, this 23 year old Thai designer who lives in both London & Bangkok has come up with her own take on vintage Baroque by creating the most architecturally inspired eye wear frames.  She intricately embellishes each pair with opulent porcelain motifs inspired by versions of 17th century furnishings.  She came up with the idea when she spontaneously repaired a pair of her fave broken glasses with clay.
She was quoted as saying that "Whatever the body relates to is jewelry & statement pieces can change a look entirely"...


Don't know about you, but I don't plan on running out and going for 'baroque' anytime soon?  I'll stick with my good old vintage aviator frames...    




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3 comments:

French Press VINTAGE said...

totally weird, dude. that just further convinces me that people will buy *anything*.

BresBaubles said...

Those glasses are def. not for everyone! I'm a new follower, recommended by FP Vintage on FB. Pls come by and see me at http://bresbaubles.blogspot.com

Retro Threadz Vintage said...

@FrenchPress...I know right?! & @BresBaubles thanks for following, I'm stopping on by now :)