Flo­rals to the fore this sea­son

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EMMA AKBAREIAN

LON­DON: “Flo­rals for spring? Ground­break­ing.” The dead­pan line from surly fash­ion editor Mi­randa Pri­estly in the film The Devil Wears Prada is in­fa­mous, and she cer­tainly has a point. While flo­rals are a lit­tle over­done when it comes to spring/sum­mer, for win­ter they of­fer some­thing more in­ter­est­ing.

Flow­ers bring to mind things bright and bold, un­der­stand­ably char­ac­ter­is­tics most pre­fer to re­serve for fairer weather. Just like the tem­per­a­ture, most find the vi­brancy of our wardrobes takes a plunge when au­tumn ar­rives.

De­sign­ers took to this trend with gusto, es­chew­ing any thoughts of min­i­mal­ism.

The au­tumn/ win­ter propo­si­tion for flo­rals is un­apolo­get­i­cally opu­lent.

This is ideal for evening­wear as we move into party sea­son, but it’s also a look that can be ad­justed to be­come day­time ap­pro­pri­ate.

Now is the time to em­brace your in­ner grunge; think floaty flo­ral dresses teamed with leather jack­ets and clunky boots. – The In­de­pen­dent

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