Offering theatrical aesthetics that continue to dominate the fashion landscape, step into 2024 by peppering with appeal for maximalists. As this year it’s all about the bigger the better!

If you’ve recently found yourself struck by a desire to regularly swathe yourself in lashings of pearls, velvet and brocade, or with an appreciation for puff sleeves, romantic necklines and jacquard ballgowns, then you’re struck with Renaissance-era dressing. It’s safe to say that we’re experiencing a period of fanciful iterations of Shakespearean-inspired blouses and lacy, ruffled confections that are firmly entrenched in the season’s repertoire of must-have wardrobe items.

The runways, too, in recent seasons have witnessed an inundation of 16th-century-inspired attire, with designers presenting collections in ode to all things Renaissance. Thus, offering a reflection on this cultural zeitgeist of nostalgia, harking back to times past and decades, or centuries, gone by, in this issue we are serving up skirtfuls of whimsical escapism in a bid to ease the bitterness of the present.

Afterall, not a season goes by without a sartorial reference to ‘90s grunge or ‘70s boho-chic, as nostalgia for not-so-distant decades spills out from celebrity throwback looks and vintage relics from previous generations’ wardrobes. Also, there’s certain joie de vivre that comes from celebrating a historical aesthetic that extends back far beyond any of our memories intertwined with our own imagination.

Blessing the new year with the exaggerated aesthetic of Renaissance-era dressing fits neatly into the criteria required for trends to take off in an age when fashion is constructed with the intention to orchestrate a social media moment. So, let the fantastical Regency-era costuming, bursting with bell-skirt ballgowns awash in pastel colourways, imbued with a playful frivolity equally found in Renaissance-era dressing. It’s a moment of their own!

 Lewking for Qween?


1. GUCCI, Plissé silk-blend lamé gown, approx. `6,90,450
2. THE ATTICO, Mini Devon crystalembellished satin mules, approx. Rs. 82,960
3. JIMMY CHOO, Avenue embellished quilted velvet clutch, approx. Rs. 90,010
4. LOEWE EYEWEAR, Screen squareframe marbled acetate sunglasses, approx. Rs. 43,800
5. OSCAR DE LA RENTA, Lozenge crystal-embellished earrings, approx. Rs. 32,520
6. ALESSANDRA RICH, crystalembellished hair pin, approx. Rs. 32,110

Lewking for Qween?

1. BOTTEGA VENETA, Gathered bouclé maxi dress, approx. Rs. 6,15,570
2. THE ATTICO, Cheope patentleather mules, approx. Rs. 1,34,140
3. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Four Ring embellished leather clutch, approx. Rs. 3,57,220
4. DOLCE & GABBANA, Kim elbowlength gloves, approx. Rs. 65,470
5. AQUAZZURA, Disco Darling gemstones bracelet, approx. Rs. 17,800
6. MAGDA BUTRYM, Roseappliqué dangle earrings, approx. Rs. 51,910

Lewking for Qween?


1. JENNY PACKHAM, Bright Gem embellished tulle gown, approx. Rs. 3,34,630
2. RABANNE, Gold Pixel chainmail necklace, approx. Rs. 56,480
3. STERLING KING, Ada crystal drop earrings, approx. Rs. 40,510
4. AQUAZZURA, Chain of Love 105mm sandals, approx. Rs. 1,53,560
5. PRADA, rhinestone-embellished headband, approx. Rs. 88,260
6. DOLCE & GABBANA, small Devotion leather top-handle bag, approx. Rs. 3,80,660


Lewking for Qween?

  1. JENNY PACKHAM, Cape-effect embellished tulle and chiffon gown, approx. ? 3,51,090
  2. OSCAR DE LA RENTA, Silver-tone crystal clip earrings, approx. Rs.  47,990 
  3. GIVENCHY, Kenny small embellished leather shoulder bag, approx. Rs.  1,96,350
  4. JIMMY CHOO, Josefine 100mm crystal-embellished sandals, approx. Rs.  2,86,990
  5. SAFIYAA, Astin embellished tulle gloves, approx. Rs.  1,98,170
  6. DOLCE & GABBANA, Crystal-embellished tiara headband, approx. Rs.  2,69,940
        Looking for Queen?

        1. FERRAGAMO, Vara bow earrings, approx. Rs. 18,630

        2. KARL LAGERFELD, Archive Fan bracelet, approx. Rs. 15,060

        3. JIMMY CHOO, Bonny sequined satin shoulder bag, approx. Rs.  1,16,110

        4. BOTTEGA VENETA, Stretch metallic leather sandals, approx. Rs. 1,28,880

        5. ANDREW GN, Belted metallic plissé-lamé gown, approx. Rs.  6,63,040

        6. JENNIFER BEHR, Crystal-embellished hair pin, approx. Rs.  11,730

              Looking For Queen?

              1. BALMAIN, Strapless embellished sequined metallic tweed gown, approx. Rs.  6,23,940

              2. BALENCIAGA, Camden crystal-embellished leather platform sandals, approx. Rs. 2,53,730

              3. MAISON MICHEL, Wicole Headband with a big bow in silver starlight sequins, approx. Rs. 59,560

              4. JUDITH LEIBER COUTURE, Constellation crystal-embellished leather clutch, approx. Rs. 4,88,770

              5. ATU BODY COUTURE, Crystal and feather-embellished silk necklace, approx. Rs. 19,130

              6. ISABEL MARANT, Crystal-embellished cuff bracelet, approx. Rs.  33,860