Saturday, February 14, 2015

Floral Prints Rule Spring Runways

WSJ Magazine, Feb. 12, 2015
Designers from Fendi to Valentino welcomed the spring season on runways with floral prints ranging from neon, techno botanics to sumptuous Pre-Raphaelite blooms. Here, a trio of bouquets and the runway looks that inspired them:

From left: Saint Laurent, Michael Kors, Céline Photo: Flowers: Photography by Cara Howe, Floral Styling by Livia Cetti; Runway: Courtesy of Vendors.

SAINT LAURENT:  Hedi Slimane tempered his gritty Los Angeles-in-the-’70s style with a retro pattern—albeit one in Day-Glo pinks and electric blues—that looks not unlike the tweedia, scabiosa, peonies and two types of ranunculus.

MICHAEL KORS:  For his eponymous line, Michael Kors departed from the neutrals he showed for the previous spring season and instead opted for bright, preppy flowers such as the yellow garden roses and daffodils here.

CÉLINE:  Roses, gloriosa lilies, tulips, sweet peas, raspberries, ranunculus and gentians are all in the posy above, which references the romantic, modern-fairy-tale dress that Phoebe Philo showed in her refined collection.

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