The autumn/winter season is only just starting to wake up but we’ve already spotted some healthy looking green-shoots appearing in the land of trends...
Jennifer Aniston in floral Dior
For early birds out there, you’ll need to know about fashion’s latest fancy for very cool florals – the dark and moody kind that have grunge undertones and segue nicely from summer into the colder months ahead.
For this reason said blooms are most often referenced as ‘winter florals’, but as you can see from the A-list flower-girls pictured here, you can style a gloomy floral dress to seem sweet and light (Jennifer Aniston) just as easily as you can make one rock-star-ready, with some lead-singer swagger (Florence Welch).
Flo and Hayley Attwell in evening-ready florals
Givenchy, Saint Laurent and Valentino are your catwalk markers for the new florals: Riccardo Tisci’s bloomin’ romantic roses were smattered across his runway with a classic plaid, making a fresh go-to print-clash for A/W’13.
L-R: Givenchy, Valentino, Saint Laurent
Hedi Slimane’s Courtney Love-alikes hit the Saint Laurent runway in ditsy florals – but don’t mistake these pretty bouquets for anything but naughty: wear with a sloppy boyfriend cardigan, ripped tights and chunky boots.
Valentino couldn’t be further away from Saint Laurent’s ‘90s rebels: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s pious and pretty models wore decadent embroidery – buttoned up to here and finished with a school-girlish collar.
This is a relatively faux-pas free zone, but we would like to remind you of Kim Kardashian and the comparison of her Met Ball dress to an old lady’s sofa – this was of course because of excessive expanse of head-to-toe print.
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