Fall Trendspotting: Amped-Up Embellishments
Whether it was with intricate embroidery, floral appliqués, or bejeweled embellishments, designers let loose with decorations on the Fall 2012 runways. We saw cool studs and ornate, Western-inspired stitching at Isabel Marant, inspiring us to adopt a cowgirl vibe for the season. On the runways at Valentino and Stella McCartney, pumped-up floral and baroque details got a three-dimensional makeover, thanks to gorgeous embroidery work — and at Chanel, the king of gorgeous, overstated elegance served up outerwear, tops, and dresses covered in rough-cut crystals and colorful beaded buttons. We're so excited for this over-the-top trend that we've curated a special shopping list of festooned pieces for you to snap up now. Click through to see them all now.