Fall Trend: Romance is in The Air

We’re feeling extra romantic this season thanks to the floral baroque stitching, lacy Renaissancesque materials, and ornate embellishments spotted on the catwalks for fall 2012 Fashion Week in February. This romance isn’t your typical tale filled with flowing organza and pastels—fall’s romantic affair evokes a darker, more mysterious old-world fantasy. Dolce & Gabbana sent beautifully detailed needlepoint reminiscent of Domenico Dolce’s native Sicily; the vibrant gold embellishments looked extra stunning against black fabric. Balmain showcased intricate gold stitching and stunning pearl trimmings, while Valentino added unexpected sex appeal to an otherwise matronly long-sleeve, high collar gown with sheer lace.