For Rachel Roy, more was more for fall. The designer, who showed in a digital format replete with an innovative video book that arrived on editors’ desks Thursday morning, amped up her surface decoration for a lineup she described as “refined opulence.” Roy took ornate details from 17th- and 18th-century art (think Caravaggio) and applied them to the clothes in a variety of ways, from velvet embroidery on pockets and panels to evil-eye motifs down the sides of pants. Some of it looked rich, but at times Roy could have used a little restraint. The (slightly more) subtle looks — like a lovely white knit sweater shown with a chic paisleylike jacquard pencil skirt, and a chevron and embroidered bomber jacket — were her best.

For Rachel Roy, more was more for fall. The designer, who showed in a digital format replete with an innovative video book that arrived on editors’ desks Thursday morning, amped up her surface decoration for a lineup she described as “refined opulence.” Roy took ornate details from 17th- and 18th-century art (think Caravaggio) and applied them to the clothes in a variety of ways, from velvet embroidery on pockets and panels to evil-eye motifs down the sides of pants. Some of it looked rich, but at times Roy could have used a little restraint. The (slightly more) subtle looks — like a lovely white knit sweater shown with a chic paisleylike jacquard pencil skirt, and a chevron and embroidered bomber jacket — were her best.

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