The Maximilist Mantra: More is More

From the stage to the runway, historical influences have been high in demand since the debut of Downtown Abbey and more recently The Crown. Reliving the opulence of the highbrow society in the Tudor and Baroque period, accessories across the board evoked grandeur and exuberance on the Spring/Summer runways.

Statement making accessories were intensified with vivid spring colours, intense reds and bright yellows livened up the catwalks – a jarring shift from burnt umbers of the season past. With minimalism being left farther and farther behind, think 2010-normcore trend, maximalist looks have reigned. There seems to be no stopping and designers have adopted a ‘more is more’ mantra. Embellished with ornate jewels, pearls, studs and a medley of materials, these statement-making accessories are here to stay.



Whether you’re opting for bejeweled shades from Dolce & Gabbana, embracing the full floral power of spring with Delpozo’s earrings or going kitsch with DSquared2 lip earrings; these pieces are the ultimate staple to elevate even the simplest of outfits. Wear them as a pair or go completely unconventional by mismatching different styles and different lengths the JW Anderson way.

Perhaps it's fashion’s way of livening up the tepid mood across international waters but designers seem to be advocating heavily for eccentricity and individualism in following with fashion’s most racially diverse runway cast. Most importantly, the references to bygone days were in agreement to recreate the splendor and the magnificence of the era.  

Dolce & Gabbana, photo from VOGUE Runway
Delpozo, photo from VOGUE Runway
DSquared2, photo from VOGUE Runway
J.W. Anderson, photo from VOGUE Runway

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