You can count on an economic downturn to cause a miniature movement, a rebellion, against the pared-back and practical. There was a subplot to the fall 2012 fashion season that set out to prove that luxury and opulence are alive and kicking, and it took the form of a revival of the heavily ornate. From embroidery to brocade, garments mirrored the lavishness of artworks, architecture and plush interior decorations – some with more baroque trills and turns than a Bach cantata.
After the break, a look at the trend and how to wear it.
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