Style: Now Trending Hyper-Florals

Fashion’s perennial garden variety goes unabashedly bold this season

 

While flowers have always had romantic connotations, designers’ latest petaled prints are better described as graphic; classic kimono motifs and painterly florals are barely recognizable in their current, amped-up state, which appears to stem far from nature.
Kaleidoscopic, digitally manipulated pansies and roses define fashion’s current landscape, thanks to Spring 2011 collections by Wunderkind, Kenzo and Jil Sander. The designers of each made like florists, delivering surprisingly vivid bouquets in the form of easy pants, girly frocks and separates—best worn with equally of-the-moment neutrals of nude and white. Trend-driven or not, you’ll likely want to welcome a few pieces from fashion’s new garden variety into your warm-weather wardrobe. After all, what girl doesn’t like to get flowers?

 

1475_558.jpgAlice + Olivia Dress Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontnac 314.567.9200

1476_558.jpgSkirt Available at Paperdolls, Kirkwood 314.965.3655

1477_558.jpgNecklace Available at Meka Boutique, Chesterfield 636.536.6300

1478_558.jpgSkirt Available at Paperdolls, Kirkwood 314.965.3655

1479_558.jpgCuff Available at Mary Jane’s, Central West End 314.367.8867

 

Photo credit: By Carmen Troesser

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