Get ready to travel back in time with these dresses, frock coats, flower patterns and curvy bustiers, all inspired by the 18th-century world.
The Fashion show organized by Fashionflamez on 16 July in Bangalore showcased several designers with their collections. The most eye-catching collection was The Rococo Fashion Era themed collection by Beautik Fashions.
Beautik Fashions made the audience take a trip back in time to experience the splendor of Rococo fashion and relived the 18th-century. Ratna Mal, designer and owner of Beautik, brought the sumptuous decorative glory of the 18th century back on the ramp. Anjali Rao, Mrs. United Nations Charity 2022 graced the ramp as the showstopper for Beautik Fashions in the most exquisite French Empress inspired Gown mesmerizing the audience.
About Rococo Style:
Women’s fashion during the 18th century was sophisticated, fine, elegant and graceful. The Rococo style originated in early 18th century Paris. The way women dressed during the period was truly remarkable and left its mark on the history. The Rococo style is truly unique.
Ratna is a Fashion designer from IIFT Bangalore who is following her passion and is known to plan and develop fashion ranges in accordance with clients’ requirements. She is the owner and founder of Beautik Fashions. Beautik Fashions is a one-stop fashion destination for women and children. It is located in Vignanagar, Bangalore. Every dress is designed, cut, sewn to make clients feel good. With Beautik, you cannot expect anything less than extraordinary.
About Rococo inspired collection:
The designer captured in her homage to 18th-century fashion. She added charming details to her handiwork, forming a striking and memorable collection.
a. Robe a la Francaise: Showstopper Anjali Rao
The robe à la française was a hot trend amongst 18th century Europe. This vibrant dress wore by Anjali Rao will immerse you in the past. This vintage outfit recreated by Ratna is a very rich looking red and gold silk brocade with Rococo embellishments around the neckline and sleeves, and underskirt petticoat. The decorative frills, feathers and bows accentuated the outfit.
Luscious looking cabbage roses accenting the Rococo trims at the neckline made it extravagant. This exuberant, elegant gown fit for an Empress was known as Robe a la Francaise. This style of Gown features a tight bodice with a low cut neckline, with large ribbons, bows, lace and flowers. It also had wide panniers at the side to create the wider hips. The designer amplified the hips by adding padding. Its sleeves are voluminous and cuffs feature pleated and gathered frills. The skirt is wide and floor-skimming.
To add to the flamboyance, the designer added the handmade gloves, over-the-top hat and 18th century umbrella/parasol. Lace, ruffles, ribbons, feathers, fringes, and other motifs were the highlights of this costume. Anjali completed the look with glitzy statement jewelry that radiated wealth and elegance.
b. Marie Antoinette Dress: Reena
An ivory white dress with pink, is both solid and very pleasant, simple and sophisticated, recalls the famous dress of Marie-Antoinette. Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France from 1774 to 1792, has been inspiring the fashions of the era.
This dress features a fitted mid-arm section with magnificent frills and cascades of embroidered fabric around the cuffs accentuated the delicateness and femininity. The outfit has use of heavy fabric with floral detail. This outfit was very fashionable in the second half of the 18th century.
c. The Chemise à la Reine: Risha
This outfit has a tight bodice and a large number of ribbon flowers down the front. This dress had wide frills and decorated with lavish quantities of flowers, lace, and ribbon. The full skirts, fitted bodices, and intricate patterns are all reminiscent of Rococo era’s signature style. This outfit has heavy weight fabric was very fashionable.
d. Medieval Renaissance Ball Gown: Megha
When recreating this look worthy of a Queen, the designer didnt hold back. Sunshine and the smell of fresh flowers. Nothing feels more relaxing than this outfit. Light grey pastel color and a lot of stripes. With pattern for an authentic Georgian ladies jacket this dress features close-fitting, lined bodice and contrast sleeve ruffle, and pleated skirt. The wide-brimmed hat decorated with satin ribbons completed the outfit. Large pleats flowing down the back were the prominent features of this dress.
e. Robe à l’anglaise: Divya
Here is the ever flattering Robe à la anglase, which provides a most attractive figure to any woman. This gown has bustle shape of the late seventeenth century same as that with the English styled gowns; This gown had the extended bustle down the back. The sacque dress had several pleats from the back of the neck that flowed to the feet in a graceful train.
f. Victorian inspired rococo gown (green Bhumi)
Look at this splendid green evening outfit, evidently inspired by brocade frock coats of the past. This is certainly a couture piece. The sleeve cuffs decorated with frills. Garments like these have been an essential part of 18th century ladies-wear that were worn by women of all social classes. An outfit with an overabundance of bows, lace, frills, ruffles characterized Rococo women’s fashion, this gown is simply breath-taking.
The entire collection made an unforgettable impression displaying major trademarks of the 18th era fashion.