Lady Gaga may have reignited the interest for brooches with the whopper-sized Schiaparelli dove she wore for the presidential inauguration in January. But leave it to the boys to truly piqued our, ehem, pin-terest for a more dapper sibling of this jewellery family: the floral corsage-style brooch.
The recent awards season has gotten us in a brooch-gazing mode as we spot floral pins adorning the jackets of male celebs. Jared Leto appeared at the virtual Golden Globes in March with a gigantic peach-coloured floral brooch from Gucci’s ‘Ouverture Of Something That Never Ended’ collection perched on his brown suit. That brooch went viral.
Jon Batiste accessorised his Dior Men tuxedo with crystal brooch and a floral-style boutonniere made of feathers for the Academy Awards this year.
On the Oscars red carpet this past Sunday, musician Jon Batiste donned a Dior Men navy wool and silk peak lapel tuxedo that he completed with a white pocket square and silver crystal brooch. The piece de resistance? A fiery red feather brooch that resembled a boutonniere of carnation.
Elsewhere, designers are paying homage to this accessory. Floral brooches are meant to complement the tuxedo jackets at Saint Laurent, giving them air of black-tie elegance. Over at Gucci, the larger-than-life flower brooches – similar to the one that Leto wore – provide an irreverent streak to accessorising. Marni has a more abstract and playful renditions in synthetic resin or brass and glass.
A floral brooch at Saint Laurent this season.
Whatever the effect you’re going for, one thing remains: these old-world accessories are quaint items that can instantly take your outfit to a more dressy territory and let your individual style shine (pin it in anyway you want).
If you’re ready to grow a fond love for the brooch, ahead we curate the various designs – from costume jewellery to fine jewellery – to add to your cache.