Grandiose Victorian Styles of Today
DION LEE hook and eye detail blazer
Dion Lee’s ready-to-wear is characterised by its corset-esque style, and this single-breasted blazer is no exception. The transeasonal outerwear boasts two rows of hook and eye fastenings on both sides to highlight the sculpted waist, which is then reinforced by the concealed front closure for a form-fitting wrap-around effect. Shaded in muted grey, the neoteric piece is rendered in soft cotton to balance out its sturdy construction.
PARIS GEORGIA Henry Bodice
Paris Georgia reinvents key elements of Victorian womenswear and combines them all in this Henry bodice. Mimicking the emblematic Bertha neckline with an off-shoulder design, the chic top sees sleek sleeves with widened cuffs that replace the ruffled engageantes and boning tracing the sinuous upper while the pointed hem is retained to pay tribute to its celebrated origin.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA cold-shoulder flared mini dress
No stranger to its statement-making one-pieces, this mini dress from Oscar de la Renta is electrified with an amber orange palette and flaunts a tiered bottom with ultra-flared flounces to recreate the dome shape of stacked petticoats. Cold shoulders spotlight the slender, tubular bodice whereas the nylon-like fabric tops off the nostalgic garment with a subtly reflective finish.
SAINT LAURENT victorian frilled cloak in washed satin silk
Anthony Vaccarello fuses the signatures of Saint Laurent with those of Britain’s New Romantics from the early 1980s, as exemplified by this billowing Victorian cloak. As a nod to the faille equivalent showcased in the Maison’s Fall 1983 haute couture show, the heritage-inspired cape is outlined with frills on the band collar, cuffs and running down the placket whilst the bright yellow silk energises the black cigarette-legged trousers and leather heeled platforms with a majestic glow.
GUCCI Gucci Women's Floral Print Muslin Dress (Pale Pink)
Immerse yourself in Alessandro Michele’s dreams of long picnics on blossoming hills with this floaty dress. Edges and seams are artfully detailed with laces and embroideries which segment the kaleidoscopic print of damask rose in psychedelic tinges. Setting itself apart with a detachable lining, the unique robe is meticulously crafted from cotton muslin into a romantic cut to win you over with an ethereal allure.