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THE CHAIN GANG – get set to baroque and roll, says An­n­marie O’Con­nor

Irish Examiner - Weekend - - Inside -


When Gianni Ver­sace rein­vented the Baroque print with a pop-art twist, the late 80s was in the throw of a fash­ion frenzy. Ital­ianate angels fought for dom­i­nance with leop­ard and chain prints; while max­i­mal­ist pal­ettes showed their true colours. Showy, ex­ces­sive, gaudy – the trend re­flected every­thing the 80s was about. With the era that was find­ing ex­pres­sion in the now, it’s no sur­prise brash baroque prints are hav­ing a mo­ment. From Richard Quinn’s louche lay­er­ing to scarves worn as ear­rings at Ma­rine Serre, not to men­tion Donatella’s Bal­moral pas­tiche; the memo is clear – more is, most def­i­nitely, more.

x Ma­rine Serre show, Paris Fash­ion Week Wom­enswear fall/ win­ter 2018/19 Chain print body­suit €39.95 China print scarf, Zara, €9.95

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