With the much-anticipated release of The Great Gatsby set for December of this year, we at Snapette are predicting a resurgence in popularity of art deco in the fashion world next year. Look out for jazz-age loose silhouettes, blocky jewelry, a monochromatic palette, and geometric patterns on the runway for 2013.
Art deco refers to a general design style that was popularized in Paris in the 1920s. The term was coined in 1925 at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts. The style, which was meant to represent modern elegance and functionality, influenced architecture, interior design, fashion, art and even film.
The movement drew its inspiration from many sources, including cubism, modernism, and ancient Egyptian and Aztec art. Art deco is primarily based on mathematical and geometric shapes: think of the spire on the Chrysler Building – the triangle-decorated ridges perfectly embody the art deco movement.
The style fell out of fashion around World War II but regained popularity in the 1960s, and is again enjoying popularity with Fitzgerald’s glamorous society once again set to be portrayed in film. America’s enduring fascination with the glittering 1920s preserves the timelessness of art deco’s place in fashion.
Check out our Pinterest board of art deco-inspired fashion here!