Everyone enjoys a little romance — though not too much cheese, please — and the same should be in the way of dressing. The warmer colours, fluid silhouettes, and subtle hints of delicate lingerie trims and inserts only deem to flatter the female figure. Dark romantic silhouettes with copious amounts of lace and ruffles, and a hint of luxurious baroque with leather accents, make neo-romanticism easy to achieve even if perhaps your love life is a little, ahem,non-existent.
Purple metallic jacquard brocades took over at Erdem as models stomped down the runway with three-quarter dresses thick with detailing, while Mary Katrantzou clashed tones of pink and red in forms of fur and sequins to create in-your-face motifs. This cleverly makes romanticism easy to wear and adaptable to our everyday style. Pair leather with a rose print, or pink with red, for a dose of instant fierce. It’s all about allowing the colours to clash for modern romanticism.
Achieving this look is easier than perhaps Dolce & Gabbana made it appear — although having one of its dresses in your wardrobe is never been a bad thing! The Floral Jacquard Dress by River Island combines antique floral prints with a fresh silhouette, instantly giving it a completely different vibe to the piece. Same goes with the Floral Deco V Neck Dress from CLOSET, whose darker romantic shades of red and burgundy were paired back to back, taking the piece up to an almost-vampish level, rather than romantic. Whether it is antique floral prints, burnout velvet or sheer layering, it’s clear that clashing motifs and interior brocades are key for Fall.