SS12: Power Flowers

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I know what you’re thinking, floral prints are in for Spring? Shocker… BUT a) florals are fab and there’s no harm in ogling/buying/wearing them for the umpteenth time and b) these darling buds pack one hell of a punch. Forget about ditsy daisy prints in muted hues, this season it’s all about the power flower. Think bigger, bolder and brighter than ever before featuring kaleidescopic colours and supersized blooms. Now it would be impossible to talk about print without mentioning Mary Katrantzou and frankly, I don’t know why anyone would want to.

The Greek born designers’ daring digital confections have made her one of the hottest names in fashion and this season she turned her attention to horticulture with mesmerizing results. But beware, in eye-popping hues and combined with graphic prints and sculptural silhouettes, these beauties are not for wall flowers (sorry, couldn’t resist).

From left: Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Valentino & Dries Van Noten SS12

Of course, Mary wasn’t the only talented London designer to nail florals this season and we were treated to playful, applique petals at Christopher Kane whilst Erdem offered up delicate, lady-like blooms. For high octane glamour look to Valentino where beaded floorsweepers had red carpet written all over them. Colour-phobes take your queue from Dries Van Noten who’s monochrome take on the trend oozed left bank cool. Florals may not be a surprising Spring sensation but seriously, have they ever looked this good?

Love Ella. X

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