all about appliqué this season. For those who like to leave a lasting impression, embellishments are the go-to detail, whether on your separates or extras. While designers Aquilano. Rimondi played with mother-of-pearl and created crafty yet wearable pieces, Marni on the other hand charmed us with their sorbet-coloured dresses that flaunt floral motifs. Prada went sporty with bedazzled varsity jackets and airy coats, but it was Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana whose lust-worthy, pin-up-inspired multi-hued sparklers took the cake. Closer home, Sanchita experimented with feathers—both printed and appliquéd—for her Spring 2012 line, while designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna went all out with sheeted sequin details on sheer jackets and tiny playsuits. For the minimalist, stand-out extras should do the trick—our pick: a Lanvin neckpiece or a Fendi beaded clutch. Whether it be bright citrine, burnt oranges, or deep navys, one thing is for sure—strips, beads, sequins, and pearls bling the season forward.