Opposing minimalism this autumn/winter is the new season baroque. Opulence and rich attention to detail makes for a beautiful evening trend with Faberge prints and embellishments at Balmain and gold and velvet combos at Dolce and Gabbana. Even Vivienne Westwood pushed punk style aside for more of a Disney princess vibe for AW12. Gucci, Marni and Stella McCartney too, all saluted the new baroque.
This is a scrumptious trend, perfect not just for Christmas and New Year parties but for a little bit of glamour every day. Black, gold, velvet, print, embroidery and embellishment is the way to embrace the trend. At the high, super high, end of the spectrum we have this stunning Alexander McQueen black and red wool-blend intarsia skater style dress. With a nod to Victorian gothic glamour, it is truly a sight to behold and a ‘snip’ at £1,520. Another piece of McQueen I am in love with are these dangerously red snake ribbon tie heels, £1,215.
Try Marni and Marc Jacobs for jacquard separates. This Marni brocade top is a super chic way to work the aesthetic in a fresh palette of mint-green, pale-blue and peach. Or update a LBD with this Theysken’s Theory Jelsor Gold Zip Jacket, £525 and covered in shimmering gold metallic jacquard. Team with opaque tights.