Baroque influence in fashion is nothing new. Inspired by Italian and French art, architecture and music from the 17th and 18th centuries, Baroque style clothing is characterized by ornate detail, floral and jacquard prints, rich fabrics, opulent embellishment, and shapes borrowed from the royal court like high ruffled necks, exaggerated sleeves and cinched waists. Collections from Gucci (Spring ‘17), Dolce & Gabbana (Fall ‘13) and Alexander McQueen (Fall ‘13) have all managed to reinterpret the sartorial styling that has defined European history and is literally centuries old.
And what better way to start feeling festive when the temperatures drop than to indulge in sumptuous selections like these? Check out our inspiration and favorite pieces to fire up your appetite. You’ll be feeling like a noble in no time.