Elaborate Embellishments for Pre-Fall

Minimalism (as per Celine and Phoebe Philo) may be all over the street-style blogs, but elaborate embellishments and baroque detailing were a major theme in the pre-fall collections

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Alexander McQueen/Oscar de la Renta
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Alexander McQueen
Minimalism (as per Celine and Phoebe Philo) may be all over the street-style blogs, but elaborate embellishments and baroque detailing were a major theme in the pre-fall collections. Pouf-skirted cocktail dresses with wild, weaving black embroidery made an appearance at Alexander McQueen, styled with black booties and a waist-cinching belt.
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Oscar de la Renta
At Oscar de la Renta, elegant opera coats festooned with delicate white embroidery lent modern silhouettes an old-world romanticism.
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Erdem
Dainty embroidered flowers along the shoulders and lapel add a new twist to Erdem's classic khaki trench coat.
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Balmain
Studded separates printed with twisting baroque motifs looked like tapestries brought to life in Balmain's striking pre-fall lookbook.
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Emilio Pucci
Likewise, Pucci's shimmering brocade sheath dress features an elaborate star and stripe motif rendered in metallic silver.
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Zac Posen
A smattering of colorful floral embroidery along the front of Zac Posen's sculpted black cocktail dress infuses the look with a classic, Audrey Hepburn-like appeal.
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Roberto Cavalli
Cavalli gave this burgundy ruffled number an otherwordlly appeal with delicate black beadwork and a crisply tailored black blazer.
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Giambattista Valli
Eschewing his typical girly-girl fare, Giambattista Valli experimented with geometric embroideries and lush brocade patterns for pre-fall.
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The twisting brocade patterns and unusual textures in this metallic tie-waist Philosophy coat make it a perfect choice for incorporating a little old-fashioned drama into an everyday outfit.
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Alberta Ferretti
Italian designer Alberta Ferretti's modern take on a classic flapper dress is practically dripping with delicate beadwork and shimmery sequins.
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