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By Marni Elyse Katz Globe Correspondent 

Multi-layered ensembleS replete with rich embroidered patterns reminiscent of Russian nesting dolls paraded down runways for fall 2017, indicating that mainstream boho beauties will continue to reign. While Gucci and Altuzarra took cues from Renaissance painting for embroidered embellishments, Manhattan designer and wanderer Ulla Johnson found inspiration in stylized Afghan designs. This 100 percent silk canvas top has a hand-crocheted neckline, lightly elasticized waist, flouncy hem, and voluminous sleeves finished with blanket-stitched cuffs. Maja blouse by Ulla Johnson, $460 at French + Italian, 129 Washington St., Marblehead, 781-639-5129, frenchitalian.com