This season, fashion goes back in time (way back actually), as a number of designers have pulled inspiration from the Victorian era. The trend, known as “Neo Victorian,” includes lots of ruffles and lace, extremely high collars, and dramatic silhouettes. Basically, all the elements of classic Victorian elegance but with a modern twist. And while the past couple of seasons have required us to dabble with looks from different decades, this trend takes us back centuries. Seen at a ton of major fashion shows, including Altuzarra, Alberta Ferretti and Alexander McQueen, it’s safe to say that this bold new trend is taking the fashion world by storm. At Altuzarra, the Victorian influence was obvious throughout the entire collection – as it should have been since the designer pulled inspiration from “18th century dandies.” Prince of Wales check coats, came paired with delicate lace dresses, high collars were everywhere, and even the boots (which there was quite the variety of) included that Victorian touch thanks to tiny peek-a-boo frills of white eyelet. Altuzarra modernized the collection with plenty of sexy sheer pieces, luxe fur, and, of course, his signature slit. Designer Alberta Ferretti looked to the Italian Renaissance for inspiration and the result was a collection heavily concentrated on “sophisticated” materials, such as velvets, textured trapunto, organdy, mohair, and georgette. Sarah Burton, the designer behind Alexander McQueen, also jumped on the Victorian bandwagon, but did so in a much edgier way, as models were sent down the runway with hair and make-up that looked a bit disheveled – in the most perfect way possible, of course. The collection matched that same sentiment with pieces including black lace, sheer elements, and edgy leather.

Can’t wait to try this bold trend? Keep in mind that the runway style is extremely couture, so you need to play it down a bit. Lace is a great (and low-key) way to try this trend. Pair a lace top with some edgy culottes. Ruffle blouses are also another option for taking part in the Victorian craze. Just remember to pair your ruffled blouse with something tailored such as a blazer or trousers – this will modernize your look.

– Daniella DiRienzo

This season, fashion goes back in time (way back actually), as a number of designers have pulled inspiration from the Victorian era. The trend, known as “Neo Victorian,” includes lots of ruffles and lace, extremely high collars, and dramatic silhouettes. Basically, all the elements of classic Victorian elegance but with a modern twist. And while the past couple of seasons have required us to dabble with looks from different decades, this trend takes us back centuries. Seen at a ton of major fashion shows, including Altuzarra, Alberta Ferretti and Alexander McQueen, it’s safe to say that this bold new trend is taking the fashion world by storm. At Altuzarra, the Victorian influence was obvious throughout the entire collection – as it should have been since the designer pulled inspiration from “18th century dandies.” Prince of Wales check coats, came paired with delicate lace dresses, high collars were everywhere, and even the boots (which there was quite the variety of) included that Victorian touch thanks to tiny peek-a-boo frills of white eyelet. Altuzarra modernized the collection with plenty of sexy sheer pieces, luxe fur, and, of course, his signature slit. Designer Alberta Ferretti looked to the Italian Renaissance for inspiration and the result was a collection heavily concentrated on “sophisticated” materials, such as velvets, textured trapunto, organdy, mohair, and georgette. Sarah Burton, the designer behind Alexander McQueen, also jumped on the Victorian bandwagon, but did so in a much edgier way, as models were sent down the runway with hair and make-up that looked a bit disheveled – in the most perfect way possible, of course. The collection matched that same sentiment with pieces including black lace, sheer elements, and edgy leather.

Can’t wait to try this bold trend? Keep in mind that the runway style is extremely couture, so you need to play it down a bit. Lace is a great (and low-key) way to try this trend. Pair a lace top with some edgy culottes or, if you really don’t want to take a risk, add some lace tights to your outfit. Ruffle blouses are also another option for taking part in the Victorian craze. Just remember to pair your ruffled blouse with something tailored such as a blazer or trousers – this will modernize your look.

– Daniella DiRienzo

This season, fashion goes back in time (way back actually), as a number of designers have pulled inspiration from the Victorian era. The trend, known as “Neo Victorian,” includes lots of ruffles and lace, extremely high collars, and dramatic silhouettes. Basically, all the elements of classic Victorian elegance but with a modern twist. And while the past couple of seasons have required us to dabble with looks from different decades, this trend takes us back centuries. Seen at a ton of major fashion shows, including Altuzarra, Alberta Ferretti and Alexander McQueen, it’s safe to say that this bold new trend is taking the fashion world by storm. At Altuzarra, the Victorian influence was obvious throughout the entire collection – as it should have been since the designer pulled inspiration from “18th century dandies.” Prince of Wales check coats, came paired with delicate lace dresses, high collars were everywhere, and even the boots (which there was quite the variety of) included that Victorian touch thanks to tiny peek-a-boo frills of white eyelet. Altuzarra modernized the collection with plenty of sexy sheer pieces, luxe fur, and, of course, his signature slit. Designer Alberta Ferretti looked to the Italian Renaissance for inspiration and the result was a collection heavily concentrated on “sophisticated” materials, such as velvets, textured trapunto, organdy, mohair, and georgette. Sarah Burton, the designer behind Alexander McQueen, also jumped on the Victorian bandwagon, but did so in a much edgier way, as models were sent down the runway with hair and make-up that looked a bit disheveled – in the most perfect way possible, of course. The collection matched that same sentiment with pieces including black lace, sheer elements, and edgy leather.

Can’t wait to try this bold trend? Keep in mind that the runway style is extremely couture, so you need to play it down a bit. Lace is a great (and low-key) way to try this trend. Pair a lace top with some edgy culottes or, if you really don’t want to take a risk, add some lace tights to your outfit. Ruffle blouses are also another option for taking part in the Victorian craze. Just remember to pair your ruffled blouse with something tailored such as a blazer or trousers – this will modernize your look.

– Daniella DiRienzo
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