Leave it to Dolce & Gabbana to bring a little flash to Fall 2013. This season, the duo's penchant for flair came in the form of Byzantine mosaic prints, religious fresco patterns, and dazzling jewel adornments — not to mention the army of models in crimson lace that closed the show.
If all that sounds a bit too expected, don't worry. There was real freshness in these silhouettes. They were boxier and more sparse than we've seen from the designers of late and — in spite of their elaborate embellishments and prints — felt right in line with fashion's recent pared-down mood. A series of tweed and houndstooth suits and coats toward the middle of the show looked especially cool.