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30 Chic Carnival Couture Looks

From Eccentric Carnival Couture to Glamorous Carnival Photoshoots

— July 12, 2013 — Fashion
These chic carnival couture looks are utilizing iconic fashion styles associated with circus acts, and modernizing them into 21st century styles.

Carnival clothing is often associated with flamboyant and colorful designs that you would normally see acrobats or clowns wearing. By incorporating the outrageous patterns and styling of carnival and circus couture, these modern fashion spreads are able to inject that eccentric and offbeat overall appearance into their clothing. What better way to portray a quirky and child-like theme into your designs than by referencing styles that you would ordinarily observe in carnivals and fairs?

From beachside carnival editorials to imaginative carnival couture looks, these chic circus-inspired spreads will definitely make an impact on readers with its strikingly surreal and playful designs.
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Cathedral Carnival Lookbooks
Cathedral Carnival Lookbooks
Afshin Tavakoli Showcases His First Vintagesque Collection
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Carnival Celebration Captures
Carnival Celebration Captures
Mardis Gras by Bettina Hansen Depicts People's Uninhibited Revelry
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Seedy Carnival Shoots
Seedy Carnival Shoots
Paolo Ventura's 'The Goldfish' Editorial Stars Lily Cole
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Eccentric Carnival Couture
Eccentric Carnival Couture
The Jylle Navarro Fall/Winter 2013 Collection is Circus Inspired
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Impalement Performance Spreads
Impalement Performance Spreads
Roland Rab Takes His Maniacal Model to the Circus
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Disarming Carnival Lookbooks
Disarming Carnival Lookbooks
The Lazy Oaf SS10 Collection Brings Fun-Loving Energy to Clothes
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Gritty Carnival Galleries
Gritty Carnival Galleries
The Bianca O'Brien Contributor Magazine Editorial is Gritty and Ca
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Funhouse Mirror Fashion Ads
Funhouse Mirror Fashion Ads
The NK Fall 2012 Campaign Stars a Distorted Kirsi Pyrhonen
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Glamorous Carnival Photoshoots
Glamorous Carnival Photoshoots
The Numero France September Feature is Androgynously Old School
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Beachside Carnival Editorials
Beachside Carnival Editorials
The ELLE Poland January 2012 Photoshoot Stars a Playful Kate Pernell
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Complex Paper-Made Gowns
Complex Paper-Made Gowns
This Dress by Architect Tara Keens Douglas is Made Entirely From Paper
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Classy Carnival Campaigns
Classy Carnival Campaigns
Red by Valentino Spring 2011 Collection Adds Flair at the Fair
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Creepy Circus Couture
Creepy Circus Couture
Henrik Vibskov Channels the Twilight Zone for Spring 2010
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Surreal Circus Shoots
Surreal Circus Shoots
Billy Kan's Life Journey Photo Series is Full of Character and Color
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Chic Circus-Inspired Fashion
Chic Circus-Inspired Fashion
This Modern Series Features Carnival Style Fashion
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Eclectic Circus Performer Portriats
Eclectic Circus Performer Portriats
The Cirque du Style Grazia UK Editorial is Pattern Enriched
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Crazy Carnival-Esque Fashion
Crazy Carnival-Esque Fashion
The Yulia Gorbachenko LULU Series Focuses on the Spunky Style
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Retro Carnival Couture
Retro Carnival Couture
Photographer Xi Sinsong Captures Chic Clown-Inspired Looks
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Boho Carnival Catalogs
Boho Carnival Catalogs
The Free People June 2012 Lookbook is Inspired by the '70s
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Kitschy Carnival Editorials
Kitschy Carnival Editorials
Mila Kunis for Harper's Bazaar April 2012 is shot by Terry Richardson
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Glamorous Monochromatic Fashion
Glamorous Monochromatic Fashion
Manege Couture by Karl Lagerfeld is Futuristic and Fierce
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Curious Carnival Editorials
Curious Carnival Editorials
‘Reflection' by Martin Bing is a Glimpse into the Subconsc
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Fantastical Eastern Editorials
Fantastical Eastern Editorials
The ELLE Canada December 2012 Photoshoot is Romantically Exotic
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Vibrant Carnival Editorials
Vibrant Carnival Editorials
Colorful South American 'Trail Blazers' for Vogue UK
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Imaginative Carnival Couture
Imaginative Carnival Couture
Circus-Inspired 'Fashion Fantasy' in Harper's Bazaar
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Retro Carnival Photography
Retro Carnival Photography
Dylan Reyes is Stuck in the Past
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Origami-Inspired Carnival Costumes
Origami-Inspired Carnival Costumes
Ecstatic Spaces by Tara Keens-Douglas are Fragile and Mobile
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Carnival Couture Editorials
Carnival Couture Editorials
The La Pierette Joyeuse Vogue Netherlands Image Series is Circus-Chic
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Somber Circus Shoots
Somber Circus Shoots
Pierre Manning's Saltare In Banco Portraits are Full of Melancholy Myst
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