Baroque and Rococo date back to the Western arts in 17th century. Stylistically we’re talking drama, grandeur and opulence. It’s going to be a huge trend this fall, with Dolce & Gabbana leading the fash-pack.

Dolce & Gabbana A/W campaign

For the last couple of season it’s all been about Celine’s minimalism, clean lines and tailoring. With baroque we’re taking ornate luxury, where more is definitely more. Rich textures, velvet, silk, lace, brocade, embroidery, there are tons of ways you can bring this into your wardrobe. For me, I’m going to take cues from Balmain, where leather and metallics were brought into the mix. Selena Gomez covers Elle with my favourite Balmain piece of the season – a metal and crystal encrusted top, it’s my kinda barococo.

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Accessories are key for this trend – big Beyonce chandelier earrings, embellished collars and shoes, and tapestry bags. I’ve spotted some great accessories in Zara stores over here, so keep an eye out back in SA.

Bronwyn Holmes