Gilded capes, fur vests, and kaftan gowns appeared throughout the show, and the silk prints replicating the mosaic floors of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice confirmed the Byzantine inspiration.
Intricate pleating and ruching for tops and evening gowns gave increased value to the opulent styles, as did the heavy beading and gilded embroidery, even when the base was a simple knit dress.
The enriching of basic styles with embroidery, stitching, beading and sequining is one of the most popular trends for next winter.
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