Revealing the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2018

The 28th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens in Geneva on 15 January. Baroque Access finds out all the details of this prestigious event



SIHH in Geneva is the annual event where the international watch industry finds out what the new trends are for the coming year. This prestigious event also enables professionals in the fine watch industry to connect and interact with one another and also showcases the latest luxury timepieces in an exceptional setting.


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For the past 27 years, SIHH has become known as the definitive fine watch show, the place to go to see what is happening first-hand in the world of fine horology and to interact with like-minded professionals. It has become the place to see and be seen, to make new discoveries and see the highlights of fine watchmaking.

This year, SIHH will also be open to the public – for one day, on Friday 19 January 2018 between 11am and 6pm. So if you’re not in the watch industry but are a collector of fine things, or are a keen watch aficionado, get yourself to Geneva on 19 January and perhaps spend the weekend in this glorious Swiss city.


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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2018 features 35 exhibitors including six new arrivals (Hermès, Armin Strom, DeWitt, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, élégante by F.P.Journe and Romain Gauthier), making the show even more exciting than ever. The total number of exhibitors also includes 18 Historic Maisons and 17 brands in the Carré des Horlogers.

This year, the SIHH venue offers 54,000 square meters of exhibition space where the latest watches will be showcased. The show is expected to attract around 16,000  visitors from all over the world who come to see the very best in fine watchmaking.



As Geneva is the home of watchmaking, the SIHH has found the perfect location for a show of this importance and magnitude, a place where those who believe in excellence in watchmaking get together to celebrate this art and find out about the latest masterpieces. The venue comprises a 100-seat auditorium, the Press Club and a restaurant, as well as private lounges for business clientele and VIP guests. It’s the perfect space to meet up, network and exchange views. Another unique offering at the SIHH is the White Box mobile studios, which are located all over the venue. These are mobile plug & play mini studios where people can connect with others from all over the world for numerous activities including social media posts, interviews and product shots.


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A highlight of the SIHH is the exhibition, ‘The Beauty of Time’, which showcases a series of horological masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the present day. It includes some exceptional timepieces that reflect technical innovation and fine craftsmanship. Another highlight of the SIHH is the Mystery Clocks in the Cartier Collection, a first for Cartier. The company will present an extraordinary collection of 19 mystery clocks, ‘marvels of horology’ that were created by Louis Cartier in the early 20th century together with the Maison’s clockmaker, Maurice Coüet, who drew his inspiration from none other than the illusionist Houdini. The first model was conceived I 1912, and Cartier continues to produce mystery clocks to this day. An opportunity to see these masterpieces is well worth it, as they are considered to be some of the most important works of art on earth.


That is just a taste of the innovation and surprises in store at SIHH 2018. If you would like more information on this exceptional event, let Baroque Access assist. Mail us now while there is still time,, and we will provide you with all the information you require. If you are in need of assistance with travel arrangements, our sister company, Baroque Travel can help. So email them before it’s too late,

Paris Fashion Week

While the hype is on for Fashion Weeks throughout September, the highlight of the season is most decidedly Paris Fashion Week. Baroque Access has all the details


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Recent news clips abound regarding the ban of too-skinny and underage models by Dior, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga. These shows, coming up from the end of September onwards at Paris Fashion Week, are sure to have extra coverage because of this. Another highlight of this year’s exciting event, if rumor is true, will be Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 6 Show, which apparently has moved from New York to Paris. For that we’ll have to wait and see…


Below is a list of the highlights of Paris Fashion Week 2017. This is not a complete schedule, just a list of some of the fashion highlights, according to Baroque Access.


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Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 - Schedule Highlights

Tuesday 26 September

2.30pm Christian Dior

7pm Jaquemus

8pm Saint Laurent


Wednesday 27 September

10am Lacoste

11am Maison Margiela

12pm Lanvin

3pm Dries Van Noten

5pm Rochas

8pm Kenzo


Thursday 28 September

9am Chloe

2pm Paco Rabanne

3pm Balmain

5pm Carven

6pm Rick Owens

8pm Isabel Marant


Friday 29 September

9.30am Loewe

12.30pm Issey Miyake

2.30pm Nina Ricci

3.30pm Ungaro

8.30pm Yohji Yamamato


Saturday 30 September

9.30am Junya Watanabe

10.30am Haider Ackermann

12.30pm Mugler

2pm Acne Studios

3pm Elie Saab

4pm Vivienne Westwood

5pm Commes Des Garcons

6pm Altazarra

8pm Sonia Rykiel


Sunday 1 October

10am Givenchy

11.30am Balenciaga

1pm Celine

6pm John Galliano


Monday 2 October

10am Stella McCartney

1.30pm Giambattista Valli

4.30pm Hermes

8pm Alexander McQueen


Tuesday 3 October

10.30am Chanel

11.30am Agnes B

2.30pm Miu Miu

6.30pm Louis Vuitton

8pm Paul & Joe


If you would like more information on Paris Fashion Week, Baroque Access will provide you with everything you require. Email us with all your questions, If you are planning to attend Fashion Week and need assistance with your travel arrangements, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can assist. For all your requirements, from flights and hotel reservations to transfers and anything else you may need, mail

Milan Fashion Week

Italian fashion falls into the spotlight towards the end of September as Milan Fashion Week takes over. Whether you’re in love with Italian food, fashion or just want to have some fun, this is the best time to visit Italy. For the fashion-forward, Baroque Access finds out all the details


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Spring/Summer 2018 is the theme for this year’s Fashion Week foursome around the world, and the delightful designs expected on the runways in Milan are sure to inspire. If you’re heading for Italy in the coming weeks, or would like to be there to watch some of the hottest international designers strut their stuff, below is the lowdown on some of Milan Fashion Week’s Schedule Highlights. If you’d like more information on Milan Fashion Week or any of the shows in particular, Baroque Access can assist, so mail us, and we will provide you with the information you require.


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If you’re visiting Italy, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can assist with all of your travel arrangements, including flights, transfers, hotel accommodation, dinner reservations and anything else you may require. Time is short, so it’s best to contact them right away,


Here is a list of Baroque Access’ highlights for the coming schedule of Milan Fashion Week 2017. It is not a full schedule; for this we suggest you contact us and we will provide you with details.


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Wednesday 20 September

3pm Gucci

4pm Byblos

5pm Alberta Ferretti


Thursday 21 September

9.30am Max Mara

12.30pm Fendi

6pm Prada

8pm Moschino


Friday 22 September

9.30am Tod’s

10.30am Giorgio Armani

1.15pm Krizia

2pm Etro

3pm Roberto Cavalli

6pm Versace

7pm Aigner


Saturday 23 September

9.30am Bottega Veneta

12.30pm Blumarine

5pm Missoni

6pm Jil Sander

8.30pm Salvatore Ferragamo


Sunday 24 September

10am Marni

11.15am Trussardi

12pm Laura Biagiotti


Monday 25 September

10.30am Mila Schön

Spotlight on the London Fashion Week

It’s time to head for the cosmopolitan city of London to enjoy what British fashion designers have created for the season ahead. Baroque Access finds out all about London Fashion Week


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September is the perfect time to visit London. The weather is still warm, and the sights abound, from old-fashioned favorites like Buckingham Palace where you can view the Changing of the Guard to newer attractions, such as the London Eye. So if you’re planning a visit to this beautiful old English city, and you’re a fashion fundi, make your stay in mid-September so that you can catch a glimpse of what is this year’s second out of four Fashion Weeks around the world that are showcasing what we will be wearing come Spring/Summer 2018.


Below is a list of some of London Fashion Week’s upcoming highlights. If you require any further information, don’t hesitate to mail Baroque Access right away, If you’d like assistance with any travel arrangements, from flights and hotel accommodation to transfers, sightseeing, car hire or a private chauffeur, let our sister company, Baroque Travel, assist. You can contact them by mailing


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London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018

September 2017 Schedule highlights


15 September

2pm Daks

8.30pm Ralph & Russo


16 September

1pm Jasper Conran

3pm Simone Rocha

5pm House of Holland

7pm Burberry


17 September

9am Mary Katrantzou

10am Amanda Wakeley

11am Malone Souliers

1.30pm MM6 Maison Margiela

2pm Topshop

3pm Temperley London

5pm Versus Versace

6pm Chalayan

7pm Emporio Armani


18 September

9am Antonio Berardi

11am Erdem

12pm Pringle of Scotland

1.30pm Sophia Webster

3pm Christopher Kane

6pm Joseph


19 September

5.30pm A by Jigsaw

7pm Tommy Hilfiger


Note: The schedule given here is a selection of Baroque Access’ favorite shows and is not a full schedule of every single show. If you would like details about all of the shows at the upcoming London Fashion Week, contact us for more information,

Upcoming - the New York Fashion Week

It’s almost here, the time when New York is filled with fashion aficionados who flock to Manhattan to view the latest designer collections. Baroque Access has all the details


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Spring/Summer 2018 seems like a distant dream, but not if you’re in the fashion business. Designers and couturiers have been hard at work putting together their collections for the season’s runway looks, offering an insight into what will be trending and what we’ll be wearing next summer.


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And as we don our winter wear, which was shown at all the international Fashion Weeks in February this year, we catch a glimpse of what to expect when warm weather comes around again.


Below is a list of schedule highlights to give you an idea of what to expect in the first of the four international Fashion Weeks. If you would like more information on New York Fashion Week, you can contact Baroque Access,

If you are planning to attend any of the shows at New York Fashion Week this September, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can assist with your travel arrangements, including flights, hotel reservations, transfers, and anything else you may require. Just contact them right away, before it’s too late,



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7 September

9am Nicholas K

12pm Desigual

8pm Calvin Klein


8 September

10am Tory Burch

11am Kate Spade

9pm Jeremy Scott


9 September

10am Self-Portrait

1pm Banana Republic

8pm Alexander Wang


10 September

10am Victoria Beckham

1pm Mansur Gavriel

1pm Vivienne Tam

6pm Rochambeau

7pm Prabal Gurung

9pm Fenty Puma by Rihanna


11 September

9am The Row

10am GREY Jason Wu

11am Rosie Assoulin

1pm Derek Lam

2pm Zadig & Voltaire

3pm 3.1 Phillip Lim

4pm Oscar de la Renta

7pm Anna Sui

8pm Carolina Herrera

9pm Helmut Lang


12 September

10am Badgley Miska

2pm Coach

6pm Cynthia Rowley

7pm Ralph Lauren


13 September

10am Michael Kors

4pm Marchesa

6pm Marc Jacobs

New York Men’s Fashion Week

Fashion fundi’s are in anticipation as this takes to the runway from 11 to 14 July. Baroque Access has the details about the 65 shows and presentations about to take place


New York Men’s Fashion Week has become a highlight on the fashion week calendar, and the CFDA has unveiled the schedule for 2017 to be held in west SoHo. Although this may change and more exciting shows may be added, it’s always a thrill to see who will be showing on the runways. Thirty designers will show at Skylight Clarkson Square, which has become the official home of NYFW: Men’s collections and six shows will be held at the newly opened Cadillac House. Many established designers are returning to showcase their latest designs, but there are also many new designers who will be showing for the first time, including Assembly New York, Bespoken, CP Company and others.

In keeping with the ongoing trend for changing the way fashion shows are currently held, 13 designers will be pursuing different show formats, either showing hybrid collections or taking the new ‘see-now, buy-now’ route.


Winner of the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, designer Raf Simons will return with his latest collection from his own menswear line, and as can be expected, there’s a lot of anticipation regarding his show. The Belgian designer, who left Dior in 2015, became creative director for Calvin Klein in the US. Also returning to NYFW: Men for this fifth season is BOSS. In addition, there’s lots of excitement about the new names who will be showing this year, so make sure to take note of who’s showing for the first time this season.


If you’d like to find out more about New York Fashion Week: Men’s, let Baroque Access assist. We will have updated schedules of the event as the days get closer to July 11, so mail for info on If you need travel assistance in getting to NYC to watch the shows, our sister company, Baroque Travel, will be happy to assist. So mail them right away,




Monday 10 July

10.30am to 12pm: New York Men’s Day featuring Bristol, Daniel Hechter Paris, David Hart, Head of State+, Krammer & Stoudt, Wood House

4.30 to 6pm: New York Men’s Day featuring Descendant of Thieves, Heliot Emil, Life In Perfect Disorder, Maiden Noir, Private Policy, R.Swiader

Tuesday 11 July

9 to 10am: Perry Ellis

1pm: BOSS

9pm: Raf Simons


Wednesday 12 July

2pm: Parke & Ronen

7pm: Sanchez Kane

8pm: Ovadia & Sons

9pm: Palmiers du Mai


Thursday 13 July

2pm: General Idea

8pm: Rochambeau

Paris Haute Couture

Fashion takes center stage for the second month in a row this summer. In June, the highlight is on men’s fashion, with Fashion Weeks in major cities around the world. Come July, everybody will be focusing on high fashion as they head to Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Baroque Travel has all the details


It’s that time of year again, when top French fashion houses inspire us to step out in style for the coming season with their innovative creations. These fashion shows are the benchmark for what we will be wearing and how we will be wearing it, which is why avid fashion followers (and the rest of us) flock to Paris to find out what garments will set the trends.


We have put together a list of the highlights of the schedule for Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week this coming July. Take a look. And if you need assistance in getting to Paris to attend any of these fabulous shows, let us assist. Just mail us now while there is still a little time,, and we will do our utmost to ensure you get to Paris in time for Haute Couture Fashion Week.




Sunday 2 July

11am - Prounza Schouler

4.30pm - Rodarte

5.30pm - Galia Zahav

8.30pm - Azzaro


Monday 3 July

10am - Schiaparelli

1pm - Georges Hobeika

2.30pm - Christian Dior

5pm - Ralph & Russo

7pm - Giambattista Valli


Tuesday 4 July

10am - Chanel

12pm - Chanel

6pm - Giorgio Armani Prive


Wednesday 5 July

10am - Maison Margiela

1pm - Elie Saab

2.30pm - Jean Paul Gaultier

4pm - Viktor&Rolf

5pm - Valentino

6.30pm - Zuhair Murad

8pm - Fendi


Thursday 6 July

10am onwards - Haute Joaillerie (Jewellery) – Boucheron, Chanel, Chaumet, Chopard, De Beers, Dior, Louis Vuitton

Men’s Fashion Weeks June 2017

The spotlight shines on men’s fashion in the month of June, with three major Fashion Weeks in London, Paris and Milan. Baroque Access finds out who is showing, when and where in time for you to get your glad rags on


London Men’s Fashion Week 9 to 12 June 2017

Starting off the month’s Men’s Fashion Weeks is London, where Britain’s stunning designers will pull out all the stops to make sure that there’s a lot to covet for spring/summer 2018. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights expected in London Fashion Week 2017.


London Programme highlights

Friday 9 June

1pm: Barbour International

2.30pm: Harry’s of London

5pm: Oliver Spencer

6.30pm: Dunhill London


7.30pm: Opening of Rag & Bone flagship store


Saturday 10 June

11am: Jermyn Street

12.30pm: Stephen Webster

6pm: Maharishi

8pm: David Furnish dinner


Sunday 11 June

2.30pm: Richard James

4pm: Chalayan

7.30pm: BBC Fashion Film in association with River Island

7.30pm: Henley Royal Regatta & Hacket London event


Monday 12 June

8.30am: Burberry breakfast

2pm: Vivienne Westwood

5.30pm: Ben Sherman

8pm: GQ dinner



Milan Men’s Fashion Week 17 to 20 June 2017

Step into a world of glamour for menswear and accessories with men’s Fashion Week Milano. The city comes to life at this time of year, and you’ll find the fashion-forward everywhere, especially the trendiest venues in town.


Milan Men’s Fashion Highlights

Saturday 17 June

10am: Diesel Black Gold

11am: Emporio Armani

3pm: Marni

6pm: Versace


Sunday 18 June

12.30pm: Salvatore Ferragamo

5pm: Daks

6pm: Prada

9pm: DSquared2


Monday 19 June

12pm: Giorgio Armani

2pm: Fendi

8pm: Billionaire


Paris Men’s Fashion Week 21 to 25 June 2017

Last but certainly not least, it’s time to head for the fashion capital of the world, Paris, to find out what fashion afficionados of note will be wearing come 2018.


Paris Men’s Fashion Highlights

Wednesday 21 June

12pm: Balenciaga

5.30pm: Valentino

8pm: Haider Ackermann


Thursday 22 June

10.30am: Issey Miyake Men

12.30pm: Rick Owens

2.30pm: Louis Vuitton

5.30pm: Yohji Yamamoto

7pm: Dries Van Noten

8.30pm: Pigalle Paris


Friday 23 June

10am: Junya Watanabe Man

11am: Maison Margiela

12pm: Ann Demeulemeester

4pm: Cerruti

5pm: Commes des Garcons Hommes Plus


Saturday 24 June

10am: Sacai

3pm: Dior Homme

5pm: Balmain

8pm: Hermes


Sunday 25 June

11am: Lanvin

12pm: Agnes B

4pm: Paul Smith

7.30pm: Alexander McQueen

8.30pm: Kenzo


If you are interested in finding out more about any of these Men’s Fashion Weeks, let Baroque Access assist. Contact us right away, and we will give you all the information about the shows in each city. If you need assistance with travel arrangements to London, Milan or Paris, or all of these fashion destinations, let our sister company, Baroque Travel, assist. Mail them now before it’s too late,, and they will make all your travel arrangements for you, from flights and hotel reservations to transfers and anything else you may require.

The 51st Montreux Jazz Festival

Get ready for the 51st annual Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, one of the highlights of the international music calendar. Baroque Access has all the details


Since its inception in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has grown considerably, and because of its popularity it now takes place all year round. But every year, come early July, the annual two-week summer event draws the crowds from every corner of the globe to come and enjoy jazz music in an unsurpassed environment.


Held on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Montreux Jazz Festival offers a chance to immerse oneself in jazz music in an idyllic setting. Originally created 51 years ago, the event is one of the most sought-after music festivals in Europe and the rest of the world. And it has never lost its personal touch, an opportunity to communicate with some of the biggest artists of their time. While jazz and blues remain the roots of this exciting event, other music styles are found here too. In fact, the festival has hosted the likes of Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Stevie Wonder and David Bowie.


This year is no exception. Herbie Hancock, The Pet Shop Boys, Tom Jones, Brian Ferry, George Benson and other celebrity musicians all form part of the prestigious line-up of artists to perform in 2017. Aside from special events, there are also lots of free programs, providing opportunities for emerging artists to shine. These include afternoon Music in the Park performances on an open-air stage and various workshops that continue to the wee hours at numerous after-show events. Throughout the day and night, the lakeside promenades are packed with people enjoying the variety of food stands… this is an unsurpassed summer music event.


The program for the 51st edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival offers a unique look into young talent and heralds the return of pop sensations and R&B royalty. While it takes place year-round, the Montreux Jazz Café is a world of discovery for those who are as passionate about fine dining as they are about music. This carefully selected group of restaurants offers contemporary cuisine inspired by the festival – dine on the famous BB Burger, Ella’s Cheesecake and Coquelet façon Quincy Jones. Relive a musical odyssey that spans more than half a century at these comfortable cafes.


Below is a list of some of the highlights at this iconic Jazz Festival. If you would like to attend the festival, let Baroque Access assist. Contact us right away, and we will organize tickets to the various events. If you need travel assistance to and from Geneva, let our sister company, Baroque Travel provide you with first-class travel arrangements. Mail them now,


2017 Montreux Jazz Festival Programme Highlights

30 June

Max Richter

Nicholas Jarr

Theo Croker




1 July


Sarah McKenzie

Ramsyy Lewis Quintet

Maggie Lawrence

Lukas Graham


2 July

Herbie Hancock

Chilly Gonzales

Jon Cleary




3 July

Pet Shop Boys

Beth Ditto

Mare Nostrum

Dua Lipe


4 July

Lianne La Havas

Fleet Foxes

Kevin Morby

Skye & Ross Trio


5 July

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Usher & The Roots

Gucci Mane

Marialy Pacheco & Joo Kraus


6 July

Lauren Hill

Peter Doherty

Tash Sultana


7 July

Macy Gray

Tom Jones


The 1975


8 July

John Newman

Grace Jones


Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet


9 July

Brian Ferry

Kery James


10 July

The Kills




11 July


The Lemon Twigs

Davy Knowles Solo Acoustic


12 July

London Grammar



13 July

George Benson

James Hunter


14 July

The Lumineers

The Bloody Beetroots Live


15 July

Youssou N’dor

Noa Duo

Charlie Cunningham

Cannes Film Festival

This year’s Cannes Film Festival could be the biggest event so far… this exciting annual event is celebrating its 70th anniversary and a number of exciting films from around the world will be released. Baroque Access tells us all about it


From 17 to 28 May, Cannes will be filled with film stars, celebrities, directors and the jet set, who all flock there every year to enjoy the exciting Cannes Film Festival. This year’s event sees Spanish film director and screenwriter, Pedro Almodóvar as the President of the Jury, and actress Monica Belluci hosting both opening and closing ceremonies. The film, Ismael’s Ghosts, directed by French director Arnaud Desplechin, will open the festival.


The jury for the 70th Festival de Cannes as it is called in French is made up of eight people, all key players in the film industry, all from different locations around the world. These four men and four women will assist Jury President Pedro Almodóvar select the winning films in the competition. The winners will be announced at the Festival’s Closing Ceremony on 28 May, after which the Palm d’or will be awarded.

The 70th Festival promises as many surprizes as there are big names. As in the past, directors and actors who were unknown to the world will be thrust into the limelight. One of the most talked-about films in the selection for Cannes 2017 is Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, a remake of the 1971 original in which Clint Eastwood starred. It tells the story of a wounded soldier, played by Colin Farrell, who finds himself imprisoned in a girls’ boarding school. Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst also star.


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Another exciting release that is likely to cause a lot of chatter is David Lynch’s controversial Twin Peaks, which actually made its debut as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me in 1992. This year, Lynch premieres two episodes from the TV show’s long-awaited comeback series, due out later this year. This is the first time that a TV show will be a focal point of this iconic festival.

A movie that is getting a lot of attention is The Killing of Sacred Deer, a new art house thriller from Yorgos Lanthimos of The Lobster fame. It stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Alicia Silverstone.


If you are interested in attending this exciting event, and wish to find out more about the Cannes Film Festival for 2017, let Baroque Access assist. Mail us right away, and we will provide you with all the information you need. Our sister company, Baroque Travel can assist with all your travel arrangements, so mail them immediately,


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To whet your appetite, we feature below a full list of films to be screened at the exciting Cannes Film Festival in May.

Opening film – out of competition
Ismael’s Ghosts (dir: Arnaud Desplechin)

(BPM) Beats Per Minute (dir: Robin Campillo)
The Beguiled (dir: Sofia Coppola)
The Day After (dir: Hong Sang-soo)
A Gentle Creature (dir: Sergei Loznitsa)
Good Time (dirs: Benny & Josh Safdie)
Happy End (dir: Michael Haneke)
In the Fade (dir: Fatih Akin)
Jupiter’s Moon (dir: Kornél Mundruczó)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir: Yorgos Lanthimos)
Redoubtable (dir: Michel Hazanavicius)
Loveless (dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev)
The Meyerowitz Stories (dir: Noah Baumbach)
Okja (dir: Bong Joon-ho)
Radiance (dir: Naomi Kawase)
The Square (dir: Ruben Ostlund)
Wonderstruck (dir: Todd Haynes)
You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay)

Un Certain Regard
Barbara (dir: Mathieu Amalric) – opening film
April’s Daughter (dir: Michel Franco)
Beauty and the Dogs (dir: Kaouther Ben Hania)
Before We Vanish (dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Closeness (dir: Kantemir Balagov)
The Desert Bride (dir: Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato)
Directions (dir: Stephan Komandarev)
Dregs (dir: Mohammad Rasoulof)
Jeune Femme (dir: Léonor Serraille)
L’Atelier (dir: Laurent Cantet)
La Cordillera (dir: Santiago Mitre)
Lucky (dir: Sergio Castellitto)
The Nature of Time (dir: Karim Moussaoui)
Out (dir: György Kristóf)
Walking Past the Future (dir: Li Ruijun)
Western (dir: Valeska Grisebach)
Wind River (dir: Taylor Sheridan)

Out of competition
Based on a True Story (dir: Roman Polanski)
Blade of the Immortal (dir: Takashi Miike)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (dir: John Cameron Mitchell)
Visages, Villages (dirs: Agnès Varda & JR)

Midnight screenings
A Prayer Before Dawn (dir: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire)
The Merciless (dir: Byun Sung-hyun)
The Villainess (dir: Jung Byung-gil)

Special screenings
12 Jours (dir: Raymond Depardon)
24 Frames (dir: Abbas Kiarostami)
An Inconvenient Sequel (dir: Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk)
Carré 35 (dir: Eric Caravaca)
Claire’s Camera (dir: Hong Sang-soo)
Demons in Paradise (dir: Jude Ratman)
Le Vénérable W (dir: Barbet Schroeder)
Napalm (dir: Claude Lanzmann)
Promised Land (dir: Eugene Jarecki)
Sea Sorrow (dir: Vanessa Redgrave)
They (dir: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh)
Top of the Lake (TV – dir: Jane Campion)
Twin Peaks (TV – dir: David Lynch)


Children’s screening
Zombillénium (dir: Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord)


Virtual reality
Carne y Arena (dir: Alejandro G Iñárritu)

A Ciambra (dir: Jonas Carpignano)

Alive in France (dir: Abel Ferrara)

L’Amant d’un Jour (dir: Philippe Garrel)

Bushwick (dirs: Cary Murnion & Jonathan Milott)

Cuori Puri (dir: Roberto de Paolis)

The Florida Project (dir: Sean Baker)

Frost (dir: Sharunas Bartas)

I Am Not a Witch (dir: Rungano Nyoni)

Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (dir: Bruno Dumont)

L’Intrusa (dir: Leonardo Di Costanzo)

La Defensa Del Dragón (dir: Natalia Santa)

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (dir: Mouly Surya)

Mobile Homes (dir: Vladimir De Fontenay)

Nothingwood (dir: Sonia Kronlund)

Ôtez-moi d’un Doute (dir: Carine Tardieu)

Patti Cake$ (dir: Geremy Jasper) – closing film

The Rider (dir: Chloé Zhao)

Un Beau Soleil Intérieur (dir: Claire Denis) – opening film

West of the Jordan River (Field Diary Revisited) (dir: Amos Gitai)


Critics’ Week

CompetitionAva (dir: Léa Mysius)

La Familia (dir: Gustavo Rondón Córdova)

Gabriel and the Mountain (dir: Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa)

Makala (dir: Emmanuel Gras)

Oh Lucy! (dir: Atsuko Hirayanagi)

Los Perros (dir: Marcela Said)

Tehran Taboo (dir: Ali Soozandeh)


Special Screenings

Sicilian Ghost Story (dir: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza) – opening film

Brigsby Bear (dir: Dave McCary) – closing film

Bloody Milk (dir: Hubert Charuel)

A Violent Life (dir: Thierry de Perretti)

Summer fashion highlights

Fashion is foremost in London this summer with two very exciting exhibitions – and then there’s the stunning Commes des Garcons exhibition at the MMA in New York City, which also opened the Met Gala this past week. Baroque Access has all the details


London’s Victoria & Albert Museum is the location for the exciting ‘Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion’ exhibition that will take place from May 27 2017 all the way to February 18 2018. This Balenciaga retrospective will be the first exhibition dedicated to the famed Spanish designer in the UK, marking the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house and 80 years since he opened the doors of his famous Paris salon. It will feature around 100 garments and 20 hats crafted by the couturier and his followers - alongside sketches, photographs, film and fabric samples. The exhibition will also examine in detail the craftsmanship and techniques that earned Balenciaga the reputation as one of the most pioneering designers of the 20th Century. It will also look at how his work impacted the future of fashion design.


Also in London, but at a different venue – The Fashion and Textile Museum – is the World of Anna Sui, the first retrospective of an American designer to be held in Britain). This exhibition, which takes place from 26 May to 1 October 2017, features the works of this classic American fashion designer, whose signature rock ‘n roll romanticism has reinvented pop culture. Since she first showed her designs in 1991, Anna Sui has changed the course of fashion history with her iconic creations. The exhibition features more than 100 different looks from the designer’s archives.


For those in New York City this month, the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art is showing Commes des Garcons much talked-about exhibition, ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons’. On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 999, The Costume Institute's spring 2017 exhibition examines the work of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, who is renowned for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and what is fashionable. The show will feature around 150 examples of Kawakubo's womenswear collecitons for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection.

Objects will be organized into eight different aesthetic expressions, including Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Design/Not Design, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes.


If you would like more information about any of these exciting fashion exhibitions, contact Baroque Access right away, If you are interested in traveling to either London or New York to attend any of these exhibitions, our sister company, Baroque Travel can assist. Mail them now,

The St. Barth Film Festival

Celebrating the richness of Caribbean cinema, the annual St Barth Film Festival is now in its 22nd year and takes place between 25 and 30 April. Baroque Access has all the details


The annual cultural event, St Barth Film Festival, is the cultural spotlight of the month of April and a popular annual meeting place for Caribbean filmmakers to come and screen their work and discuss it. Every evening for an entire week, the 35mm films are screened on the beach in Flamands as well as at AJOE in Lorient and on the dock in Gustavia, providing an exciting form of entertainment to visitors and offering an excellent insight into the Caribbean arts and cultural scene.


In this, the 23rd annual St Barth Film Festival, visitors to this spectacular Caribbean island enjoy screenings as well as an opportunity for notable actors, producers and directors to come together and discuss their work. In addition, there are numerous round-table discussions on cinema in the region and video screenings every afternoon. As the various films are in a number of languages, the festival screens them in their original language as well as with French subtitles. There are two exceptions to this: the film ‘Le Gang des Antillais’ is in French with English subtitles, and the animated movie, ‘The Red Turtle’ has no dialogue.

Since it was launched in 1996, the festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting more and more visitors to St Barth from around the world to come and enjoy the sunshine and the lifestyle on this jet set Caribbean island and learn about the cultural richness of Caribbean cinema.


This year’s films in St Barth

This year’s selection reflects change on both a personal and worldwide level. The Cuban film, ‘Santa y Andres’, tells the story of changing hearts as two people lose their misconceptions about each other. 

The film ‘Le Gang des Antilles’ is about changing one’s perspective, while ‘La Tortue Rouge’ deals with change happening when one least expects it. ‘Ayiti Mon Amour’ focuses on internal change and ‘Argentina’ explains how, through music and dance, one can achieve almost anything. In ‘Havana Moon’, The Rolling Stones perform live in Cuba – and that’s just a taste of what’s in store.


If you are interested in attending this fascinating festival, which takes place this year from 25 to 30 April, let Baroque Access assist. Contact us right away, for more information, If you are in need of travel assistance to get to St Barth, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can arrange everything for you. Mail them while there’s still time, and they will help you with flights, hotel reservations and anything else you require.


St Barth Film Festival 2017 Schedule

Tuesday 25 April – opening night

8pm: ‘Santa y Andres’ – 105 min. Spanish with French subtitles


Wednesday 26 April

8pm: ‘Ayiti Mon Amour’ – 88 min. Japanese, with French subtitles


Thursday 27 April

8pm: “Le Gardien du Non Retour’ – 60 min. French plus ‘Argentina’ – 87 min. Spanish with French subtitles


Friday 28 April 7

4pm: Ciné Woulé: Un Road Movie – 52 min. French plus

Unwritten – 18 min. French with English subtitles plus

8pm: Le Gang des Antillais 90 min. French with English subtitles.


Saturday 29 April

4pm: ‘Tourmets D’Amour’ – 50 min.

8pm: ‘The Red Turtle’/’La Tortue Rouge’ – 80 min. Animation without dialogue.


Sunday 30 April – closing night

7.30pm: Havana Moon – 110 min. English with French subtitles followed by Sound Citizens in concert – a collaboration with the West Indies Regatta

In Paris this week? Art Paris Art Fair 2017 is on!

From 30 March to 02 April 2017, the art world is focusing on Paris as its annual spring fair takes place, offering visitors the opportunity to discover creativity and innovation in the art world. Baroque Access finds out all the details


If you’re in Paris this coming week, you can’t miss the annual Art Paris Art Fair, which is a collaboration of 140 art galleries from 20 different countries around the world, showcasing emerging international art scenes as well as European art, from after World War 2 to the present day.


This year, the continent of Africa takes center stage as guest of honor at the fair, with a project that was put together by independent cultural consultant and exhibition curator, Marie-Ann Yemsi. She worked with galleries and artists from around the world and in Africa to showcase African creativity. The project includes a program of video projections and several special projects.

Another popular section of Art Paris is the ‘Solo Show’, a section of the fair that includes the work of emerging, contemporary and modern artists from around 20 international galleries. In a collaboration with Air France, five artists from this section are selected and their masterpieces are displayed on Air France buses for a month.


In support of emerging talent and young galleries, there’s a special section called ‘Promises’, which is found in the center of the Grand Palais. This year, 12 galleries are presenting a maximum of three young artists, whose work will be exhibited on the walls. A highlight of the fair is the monumental digital art featured on the building’s façade. This digital mapping project is in collaboration with the company Vidélio, and it transforms the building with spectacular projections.


In 2017, a number of exceptional artistic and architectural institutions opened their doors in Paris. Art Paris 2017 has a special VIP program dedicated to them, entitled ‘Springtime in Paris’, that gives art professionals and collectors access to these special new institutions and foundations. In addition, the fair offers a selection of around 80 guided tours of the fair, to make contemporary art accessible to all those who are visiting this popular annual event.


If you would like to find out more about this exceptional art fair, let Baroque Access assist. Contact us right away,, and we will provide all the information that you need about Art Paris Art Fair 2017. If you are interested in traveling to Paris on short notice to attend this popular event, let our sister company, Baroque Travel, assist you. Mail them now, make all your travel arrangements for you.

Baselworld 2017

The end of March is a busy time in Switzerland, as international watch and jewelry experts head for Basel to attend the annual Baselworld, an eight-day event that showcases the biggest players in the respective industries. Baroque Access finds out all the details


From 23 to 30 March, industry leaders and specialists in jewelry and horology gather together to attend 2017 Baselworld, the most important marketplace and also the place to find out all about the latest trends in the watch and jewelry industry. Retailers, manufacturers, jewelers and aficionados gather together to exchange knowledge, make deals with international players and spread their reach in this luxury accessory market.

Every year Baselworld attracts more than 1,800 exhibitors (including suppliers, manufacturers and exporters) from 41 different countries around the world, who come to showcase their innovative products to the world. Exquisite state-of-the-art designer watches, prestigious jewelry and gemstones, components, tools and machines are all on display.


This year, the opening ceremony will take place on 23 March at 12pm. It includes a ribbon cutting at 10.30am (this is by invitation only). And then the doors will be open to Switzerland’s premier watch and jewelry exhibition, where creators and innovators in the international watch and jewelry industry present their products to the world. All the key world players, including the best-known international brands and buyers plus a large crowd of international press attend this unique event, which is the only one of its kind to have the entire accessories industry under one roof.

The show, which runs right through to 30 March, 2017 is open daily between 23 and 29 March from 9am to 6pm. On 30 March, visitors can attend from 9am to 4pm. To give you an idea of the crowds, Baselworld 2016 hosted 145,000 people from more than 100 countries, as well as 4,400 media representatives from over 70 countries.


This year marks a milestone for Baselworld, as it is the event’s centenary – exactly 100 years since the first trade show was held here in 1917. Since then, every spring, watch fans, dealers, retailers, horologists and the fashion-conscious head for Basel to find out what’s new, innovative and exciting in the world of watches and jewelry, especially the biggest and most popular brands in the industry. Sitting shoulder to shoulder, brands like Rolex, Carter, Ulysses Nardin and many more showcase their latest and most creative expressions for the coming year.

Baselworld is the focal point of this luxury industry, where all the players get together to find out what’s trending for the year ahead.


Highlight of brand events during Baselworld 

Wed 22 March

1.30pm: Hublot Press Conference – Hall 1

3pm: Gucci Luxury Goods International Press Conference – Hall 1

5.15pm: Zenith, branch of LVMH - Hall 1


Thurs 23 March

10am: Seiko Press Conference – Congress Center

10.30am: Ribbon Cutting – Official Opening – North Foyer

11.30am: Tag Heuer Press Conference – Hall 1

12.00pm: Opening Ceremony – Press and by invitation only

2.30pm: RJC (Responsible Jewelry Council) – colored gemstones – Congress Center


Fri 24 march

2pm: Depeche Mode & Hublot Press Conference – Hall 1

4pm: Utinam presentation – Hall 1

5pm: Pianegonda Press Conference – Hall 1

6pm: Porsche Design Press Presentation – Diamond Restaurant


Sat 25 March

2.30pm: Shanghai Kimerblite Diamond – Harmony Series High Jewelry Release – Congress Center

5pm: Obaku 10-year anniversary party – Hall 1

6pm: Eberhard & Co 130th anniversary celebration – Hall 1


Sunday 26 March

4pm: Picchiotti Press Champagne Reception – Hall 1

5pm: Rei SL Uno 50th anniversary Uno cocktail party – Hall 2


If you would like to find out more information about anything happening at Baselworld 2017, don’t hesitate to mail Baroque Access right away, If you require late travel arrangements to this prestigious event, let our sister company, Baroque Travel assist. Contact them for assistance now,

Paris Ready to wear Fashion Week

The final of the Big Four Fashion Weeks takes place at the end of February and into March in Paris. Baroque Access gets all the details of who’s showing at Paris Ready to Wear Fashion Week.


Photo: Alessandro Garofalo

Photo: Alessandro Garofalo

The fashion hype continues with the upcoming Paris Ready to Wear Fashion Week from 28 February to 8 March, 2017. French chic will reveal itself in all of its incarnations as the top designers in France, and some international names, take to the runways in the French capital to show us what to wear for Fall/Winter 2017.


Paris Ready to Wear Fashion Week kicks off with famous American designer Vera Wang receiving the Légion d’Honneur Award on the first day. In light of this honor, which is the highest French order for military and civil merits and was initially established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the internationally acclaimed designer will unveil her Fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection in Paris. It’s believed the show will not be in the traditional ‘runway show’ format; instead it will be in the form of a short film paying tribute to the City of Lights.


Another American designer who is moving to the Paris runways is Rodarte – sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy will be showcasing their label’s designs by private appointment only.


If you would like to find out more about Paris Ready to Wear Fashion Week, let us assist. With so little time left, make sure to contact us right away, If you are in need of any travel assistance so that you can attend any of the shows listed in the schedule below, make sure to contact our sister company, Baroque Travel, right away, and they will make all your reservations for you.


Photo: Prandoni/BFA/Shutterstock/REX

Photo: Prandoni/BFA/Shutterstock/REX

Below is a list of the schedule highlights for Paris Ready to Wear Fashion Week.



Tuesday 28 Feb

12pm: Paule Ka

4pm: Olivier Thyskens

7pm: Jacquemus

8pm: St Laurent


Wednesday 01 March

10am: Courreges

11am: Maison Margiela

12pm: Lanvin

3pm: Dries Van Noten

4pm: Guy Laroche

5pm: Rochas

8pm: Kenzo


Thursday 02 March

10am: Chloe

1pm: Ann Demeulemeester

2pm: Paco Rabanne

3pm: Balmain

5pm: Barbara Bui

6pm: Rick Owens

8pm: Isabel Marant


Friday 03 March

9.30am: Loewe

12.30pm: Issey Miyake

2.30pm: Christian Dior

8.30pm: Yohji Yamamoto


Saturday 04 March

9.30am: Junya Watanabe

10.30am: Haider Ackerman

12.30pm: Mugler

2pm: Acne Studios

3pm: Elie Saab

4pm: Vivienne Westwood

5pm: Comme des Garcons

6pm: Nina Ricci

8pm: Sonia Rykiel


Sunday 05 March

11.30am: Balenciaga

1pm: Celine

3pm: Valentino

6pm: John Galliano

8pm: Givenchy


Monday 06 March

10am: Stella McCartney

11am: Sacai

1.30pm: Giambattista Valli

4.30pm: Hermes

8pm: Alexander McQueen


Tuesday 07 March

10.30am: Chanel

11.30am: Agnes B

2.30pm: Miu Miu

6.30pm: Louis Vuitton

8pm: Paul & Joe

Preparing for the Milan Fashion Week

Yes, February is the month of the Big Four Fashion Weeks. We’ve covered London and New York, and next on the list is Milan Fashion Week, from 22 to 28 February 2017. Baroque Access finds out everything you need to know


For five days each February and September, Milan is full of fashion fundi’s who have come to watch a selection of fantastic runway shows, presentations and showrooms, offering a peek at numerous brand new fashion trends and standout garments that will define how we will dress for the coming season.


This year, spectators will be able to see what’s in store for Fall/Winter 2017. And if you are interested in finding out more about what’s happening at the end of February in Italy’s fashion capital, we have the information for you. We have listed below a selection of schedule highlights for Milan Fashion Week, which is quite extensive but does not include all the shows. If you would like further information, contact us now, and we will send you all the details.

If you are planning to visit Milan during Fashion Week, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can assist. Whilst rooms are scarce at this time of the year, they do their utmost to find you somewhere luxurious to stay. So mail them right away, and they will make all your travel arrangements for you, including flights, accommodation, transfers and even restaurant reservations if you need them.


Milan Fashion Week Schedule Highlights

Wednesday 22 Feb

3pm: Gucci

5pm: Alberta Ferretti


Thursday 23 Feb

9.30am: Max Mara

12.30pm: Fendi

3pm: Emilio Pucci

6pm: Prada

7pm: Byblos Milano

8pm: Moschino


Friday 24 Feb

9.30am: Diesel Black Gold

10.30am: Emporio Armani

12.30pm: Sportmax

1.15pm: Krizia

2pm: Etro

4pm: Tod’s

6pm: Versace

7pm: Aigner

8pm: Vionnet


Saturday 25 Feb

9.30am: Bottega Veneta

12.30pm: Blumarine

1.15pm: Missoni

3pm: Jil Sander

8pm: Leitmotiv


Sunday 26 Feb

10.30am: Marni

11.15am: Trussardi

12pm: Laura Biagiotti

4pm: Salvatore Ferragamo


Monday 27 Feb

10.30am: Giorgio Armani

12.15pm: Mila Schön

London Fashion Week

Fashion fans from all over the world will soon be en route to London to enjoy one of the biggest dates in the fashion calendar, London Fashion Week, from 16 to 20 February 2017. Baroque Access finds out all the details


Held in London at a series of venues every February and September, London Fashion Week is when local UK designers showcase their collections. Internationally famous labels such as Burberry, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen grace the catwalk, reinventing how style will be seen for the coming season.


Presided over by the British Fashion Council (BFC), London Fashion Week will be held at various locations in central London, including BFC Show Space and its Presentation Space at 180 Strand, as well as the Topshop Show Space at Tate Modern Turbine Hall. Various presentations will be held in Painting Rooms at the Royal Society of Arts in Durham House Street as well as at Oxo Tower Wharf on the South Bank.


While these shows are invitation only, social media makes sure that the public is aware of everything that happens on the catwalk. For the first time this year, the public is able to attend The London Fashion Week Festival, formerly called London Fashion Weekend. This comprises a series of events that are open to the public from 23 to 26 February 2017 where giant screens will show all the collections, and visitors will enjoy workshops, live demonstrations, beauty treatments and more. The main focus of the festival is The Store Studios, for which the public can purchase tickets. Located at 180 Strand, this is where designers will host curated pop up stores from more than 150 international and British designer brands.

If you are interested in visiting London during Fashion Week, let our sister company, Baroque Travel, assist. Contact them right away, and they will make all your travel arrangements for you. Below is a list of schedule highlights. If you are interested in more information, mail Baroque Access now, and we will answer all your questions.



Friday, 17 Feb

4pm: Daks


Saturday, 18 Feb

12pm: Jasper Conran

1pm: Julien Macdonald

4pm: JW Anderson

5.30pm: Halpern

6pm: Simone Rocha

7pm: House of Holland

9pm: Versus


Sunday, 19 Feb

9am: Margaret Howell

10am: Anya Hindmarch

11am: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi


Monday, 20 Feb

1pm: Aspinal of London

3pm: Christopher Kane

5pm: Joseph

7.30pm: Burberry


Tuesday, 21 Feb

10am: Amanda Wakely appointments

Venice Carnevale

Italy’s most popular masked carnival takes place every February in Venice. This year’s event is a one-of-a-kind celebration that marries the past with the present in a series of fun-filled events. Baroque Access finds out what’s happening in 2017


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If you’re planning to visit the romantic Italian City of Canals, February during Carnevale is a great time to be there. You can combine your trip to coincide with Valentine’s Day to reap all the benefits and enjoy an exciting celebration at the same time.

Venice Carnevale takes place this year from 11 to 28 February, offering the opportunity to enjoy an exciting getaway in one of Europe’s most exquisite cities. During this time, every day and well into the night, the city’s winding alleyways and its famous canals are packed with people. The scene resembles an historical film, with masked revelers dressed up in 18th Century costumes posing, dancing and preening.


Venice comes alive during Carnevale; there’s a never-ending fun, party atmosphere where visitors and residents alike party till the wee hours and enjoy a selection of action-packed events.

On 11 February, Venice Carnevale will kick off with a two-day Festa Venesiana, a fun-filled festival that is known for its masked regattas, a stunning procession of decorated boats and gondolas that make their way down the spectacular Grand Canal. The official opening includes a masked parade that starts from St Mark’s Square and winds through the narrow streets.


This is followed by a competition to find the Best Masked Costume and then, on 18 February, the famous Festa Delle Marie takes place. This exciting parade begins at San Pietro di Castello at 2.30pm, when revelers parade along via Garibaldi and Riva degli Schiavoni, reaching San Marco Square where a stage is set up at 4pm. During this performance, the audience is introduced to the 12 Marais, 12 beautiful Venetian girls who are offered magnificent jewels as a bridal dowry.

The charming Festa Venesiana actually takes place over several days prior to the final parade, giving visitors to Venice the opportunity to see a wide selection of colorful Venetian period costumes. It culminates on 18 February with a parade of the 12 girls who have been chosen over the previous days.


Another spectacular highlight is the Doge’s Ball, or Masked Ball, which is open to the public – all you need to do to be admitted is don a mask and a period costume. And it would help if you could dance like they used to in the 15th Century! This year there are also several official dinner shows and balls open to the public on various nights at 9pm where guests enjoy a traditional menu, thrilling performances of international artists and a backdrop of the magnificent Grand Canal.

Other popular festivities include a series of mock military events and a number of theatrical and musical performances, all of which are held in St Mark’s Square. These include medieval football matches played in period costumes. A parade of the best and worst period costumes is also held in the square


Venice’s Carnival is the best example of an event where time stands still to combine tradition, culture and varied entertainment. The most exciting days of the festival are definitely on weekends, culminating in the highlight, which is the weekend before Carnevale finishes.

During this final weekend, the noise reaches a crescendo, and the partying goes up a notch. Carnevale is an extravagant celebration of the end of winter and the start of spring, and there is no better way to enjoy it than in Venice.


If you would like to visit Venice during Carnevale, make sure to contact Baroque Access for all the details, Our sister company, Baroque Travel, can also assist by booking your stay at one of Venice’s exquisite luxury hotels. So don’t hesitate, mail them now,

Berlin International Film Festival

One of the most important events on the international film industry’s calendar, the Berlin International Film Festival takes place from 9 to 19 February 2017. Baroque Access has all the details


Over 335,000 people purchase tickets to attend this exciting annual event, not counting the more than 20,000 professionals who come to Berlin from 122 countries around the world and around 3,800 media. The Berlin International Film Festival, which will be held this year from 9 to 19 February 2017, celebrates the world of film and showcases approximately 400 films, mostly international and many of them European premiers.


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Film enthusiasts flock to Berlin to watch films in every genre and format, from exceptional international movies in the prestigious Competition section, that has served as a launching pad for some of the best films in the past 10 years, to independent and art house in Panorama. Generation covers those films dedicated to a younger audience and there’s a special section called Perspektive Deutsches Kino, dedicated to new discoveries and promising talents emerging in the German film scene. Experimental and avant-garde films are featured in the Forum and Forum Expanded sections, and there’s also Berlinale Shorts, that explores cinematic possibilities.

Then there’s Berlinale Special, that presents a selection of international series, and Berlinale Special Gala, that features new and extraordinary productions and also honors great film personalities. Retrospective and Homage focuses on current restorations of film classics and rediscovered movies.


Lights out

Lights out

If that isn’t mind-boggling enough, there’s also a full program of special presentations exploring different creative realms, including art house cinema. And that’s just a taste of what’s in store at this year’s exciting event.

One of the highlights of the festival is the 36 world international premieres to be showcased at the festival that feature numerous international stars. Every year the line-up includes a long list of big names starring, producing and directing, including the likes of Sidney Lumet, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Baz Luhrmann and Robert Altman.


This year’s festival features 51 films from 43 different countries, including 29 feature films in the main program and Panorama Special. Thirty-six films will debut at the festival as world premieres and the program also features 6 international and 9 European premieres. One of the European films touted to be a highlight is Call Me by Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino who garnered a lot of attention for last year’s popular movie, A Bigger Splash, which starred Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson. Other movie premieres that are garnering a lot of attention already include The Other Side of Hope, a new offering from Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki. Its Berlin premiere will likely tie in with its release in Finland on 3 February. There’s The Dinner featuring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman, that tells the story of a double date that goes horribly wrong, Spoor from Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, a thriller about a series of murders in a small town and The Party from British director Sally Potter who is well-known for her experimental approach. The film is in real-time, and tells the story of a group of people at a private gathering. The Festival opens on 9 February with the world premiere of Etienne Comar’s directorial debut, Django.


If you are interested in finding out more about the festival, let Baroque Access assist with information on the full program as it becomes available. Mail us right away, If you’re interested in traveling to Berlin to attend this exciting festival, let our sister company, Baroque Travel, make all your travel arrangements for you. Mail them now, for any assistance that you require.



Berlin International Film Festival schedule highlights

The full program is only being released on 1 February. But here are the important dates to diarise:

9 Feb: 67th Berlin International Film Festival opening ceremony

9 to 17 Feb: European Film Market

11 to 16 Feb: Berlinale Talents

12 to 14 Feb: Berlinale Co-Production Market

18 Feb: Berlin International Film Festival Closing & Award Ceremony

Your full guide to the New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is the start of the ‘Big Four’ fashion weeks that take place in the first few months of every year in the world’s fashion capitals, New York, London, Paris and Milan. Baroque Access finds out all about the first and foremost of these fashion weeks…


This 8-day event that is held in February in New York every year, will showcase the best of the city’s fashion. Of course, this exciting twice-annual event showcasing new collections from the world’s top fashion designers used to be exclusive to the fashion industry. But since Social Media has taken center stage, everyone can enjoy the spectacle close-up on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and with live streaming available.


We have put together a list of what we consider to be the highlights of the coming week with the available information. Shows like Yeezy’s are not yet included in this list; neither are locations of all of the shows. But the list will help you to get your fashion fix from 9 to 16 February during New York Fashion Week. So no matter where you are, make sure to open your Google calendar, scroll down to our schedule highlights below, and start marking off the dates!


Now, if you’re looking for a place to stay during New York Fashion Week, let our sister company, Baroque Travel assist you. Mail them right away to find you accommodation,




Tuesday 9 Feb

10am: Nicholas K

5pm: Ulla Johnson

7pm: Thakoon

8pm: Rag & Bone


Wednesday 10 Feb

10am: Calvin Klein

11am: Kate Spade New York

5pm: Jason Wu

6pm: Nicole Miller

7pm: Jeremy Scott


Thursday 11 Feb

10am: Lacoste

2pm: Tibi

4pm: Christian Siriano

9pm: Alexander Wang


Friday 12 Feb

10am: Victoria Beckham

12pm: Tome

3pm: Sies Marjan

7pm: Prabal Gurung

8pm: Altuzarra


Saturday 13 Feb

9am: The Row

10am: Caroline Herrera

12pm: Alice & Olivia

1pm: Proenza Schouler

2pm: Zadig & Voltaire

3pm: 3.1 Phillip Lim

6.30pm: Oscar de la Renta

7pm: Zac Posen


Sunday 14 Feb

9am: Tory Burch

10am: Badgley Mischka

12pm: Rodarte

1pm: Alice & Olivia

4pm: Coach

7pm: Monique Lhuillier


Monday 15 Feb

10am: Michael Kors

12pm: Brooks Brothers

12pm: Vivienne Tam

2.30pm: Derek Lam

4pm: Anna Sui

7pm: Ralph Lauren


Tuesday 16 Feb

2pm: Marc Jacobs


For more information on New York Fashion Week, including the rest of the shows that are not featured in the list above, contact Baroque Access right away, and we will assist,