In the realm of luxuriantly ornate fashions, the concept of more is more exists as a mere understatement.

The fall season has seen an array of embellishments, rich palettes, crystallization, excessive prints and decorate detailing. A standout collection was Prada's F/W 2012 runway garments that capitalized gem detailing and the encrusting of suited separates. The lavish theme continued at Gucci with the velour creations of Frida Giannini in deep greens and delectable ruby. The runway collections, ad campaigns and editorials of the season capitalized exuberance, decadence and excess in their seasonal aesthetic.

These ornate creations are perhaps a testament to the aspirational mood that is an ever-enduring theme in fashion. Couture imagery and luxury and fantasy give the medium it's edge.