Following the Autumn / Winter 2012 runways earlier this year, you would have noticed a flourish of Baroque in the air. Dolce & Gabanna led the way with their modernised vision of the past. A trend that has literally woven its way through fashion from the 17th century to modern-day a multitude of times, the Baroque trend is the very definition of vintage antique fashion.
From luxury lace to elaborate brocade embroidery, the exaggerated silhouettes and fabrics of the A/W 2012 runways were as reminiscent of the glamorous vintage fashion from the 1900s, as the vintage fashion of the last century was of the 17th-century Baroque era. But it’s not just about the fabric and cuts, is it?
It’s also about the intricate patterns and detail of the clothing and accessories we have seen hit the runways and filter through into the more accessible high street shops. When applied incorrectly, this trend could devastatingly make you look like your grandparents’ drawing room or a vampire (hey, that might be a good thing these days, right?). But none of that here…
We’re focused on the regal, chic and edgy dark side of the Baroque trend, which is perfect for the glamorous, sparkling season of celebrations and festive parties.
We’ve made a collection of the best of baroque for you to try this autumn and carry through to winter, ranging from a statement Sultan Silk Dress from French Connection to a chic black and white Baroque style Mini Ultimate Shoulder Bag from Balmain. Take your pick, and make your vintage wardrobe pop with a bit of Baroque…
This dress really is the perfect nod to the Baroque trend. Intricate in detail, but simple and silky in fabric and texture, you won’t ever feel like you’re wearing a costume. Alongside the muted autumnal tones, the dress is perfect for transitioning from picnic stroll in the parks to a theatre, cabaret or evening dinner date later on. Versatile and chic, with this statement piece, you can wear it confidently without running the risk of it wearing you!
But if you’re just looking for that accent Baroque piece that will spark off the rest of your outfit, take your pick from the items next to this beautiful fashion forward vintage dress… Which Baroque piece is your favourite?
Sultan Silk Dress from French Connection | Baroque Peplum Top from Miss Selfridge | 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg Trousers in Baroque Gold from J Brand | Mini Ultimate Shoulder Bag from Balmain | Stone Velvet Wrap Bracelet from Topshop | ‘Laird’ Pump Shoes from Alice + Olivia