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Going Bananas for Baroque: Rich, Ornate Fabrics See Spring Revival

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Move over minimalism, opulent dressing is the new directive – that is, according to the spring/summer 2013 runways.

The baroque trend had its big moment for fall/winter 2012, and now, as the weather begins to get warmer and hemlines get shorter, the rich, ornate print is back like never before.  Spring pieces take on a more romantic stance, with pretty, delicate, lightweight  pieces  in contrast to F/W’s rich, heavier collections.

Among the most notable looks on the runway were brocade tops and dresses at Suno, Jill Stuart, Helmut Lang and Badgley Mischka, who showcased brocade biker jackets, colored silks, and rich shimmering gilded pieces.

For spring, we’re “going baroque or going home” with these eight most-wanted, baroque-inspired pieces.

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The Links

KENZO Leopard Brocade Halter Dress

TOPSHOP Brocade Cutout Dress

ALEXIS BARRELL Metallic And Heavy Cotton Brocade Shorts

ELIZABETH AND JAMES Yumi Brocade Peplum Top

TABITHA SIMMONS Gaia leather-trimmed silk-brocade sandals

REECE HUDSON Bowery Brocade Pouchette

KOTUR Margo Brocade Minaudiere

OPENING CEREMONY Emerald dot brocade trouser