PPQ for Baroque: High fashion meets vintage Hollywood glamour

In 1992, Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker launched fashion label PPQ.

Instantly recognisable from their 'drainpipe jean revolution', the pair rocked the fashion and music world.

Inevitably, fashion’s best kept secret soon leapt from dressing musicians straight into the full spotlight of the London Fashion Week catwalk, where they now dress the likes of Sienna Miller, Rihanna, Daisy Lowe, and Alexa Chung.

 



Now, the design duo have joined forces with new, uber-cool London venue Baroque, to create vintage inspired uniforms.

A sumptuous space oozing luxury with sophisticated décor, PPQ married their vintage theme with a gold and black, high fashion colour way.

They opted to emulate a modern day smouldering glamour look with super smart tailored and flowing gowns.

Going against the ‘norm’ of uniforms- each of the women’s outfits are uniquely different, although all contain homogenous elements with the use of sumptuous fabrics such as black velvet, duchess satins, gold lurex and sheer silk chiffons.

The key was to blend design with practicality.

 



“I wanted to make the girls feel chic, be alluring, but at all times be professional and demure. The door girls have fox lamb fur trimmed felt wool capes and coats that are film noir in the making,” said Amy.

The men’s uniformed, meanwhile, perfectly amalgamated past and present by taking a classical double breasted jacket brought up to date with subtle features such as two buttons instead of four and patch pockets instead of the traditional slanted pocket with pocket flaps.

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