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HOT FLORAL TRENDS FOR SPRING

Top runway looks were in full bloom this season, making flowers the treasured print of Spring 2008


HOT FLORAL TRENDS FOR SPRING
Top runway looks were in full bloom this season, making flowers the treasured print of Spring 2008

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MODERN LANDSCAPE Designers showcased an all-new, edgy botanical garden take on flowers with jewel tones and candy-coloured hues permeating the runways. Take floral designs by Balenciaga (shown), which are abstract in design and look like the perfect garden. Rigidly structured frames with hard edges added contrast to the decked out fluttering flowers, creating an overall stunning contemporary impact.

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EARTHY FLORALS Prada’s look set the tone for florals to become earthy, delicate flashy blooms in rich deep colours that scream divineness. Rose-coloured satin and silk skirts triumphed on the runways with dark blue and purple flowers floating on bubble skirts with high cinched waists.

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BLOOMING SOLES Pair a well-balanced strappy heel with an over sized flower on the shoe (Ralph Lauren has the perfect pair along with Jessica Simpson’s Rosetta shoe available at Icon), in a colour similar to the flowers on a skirt for a dazzling ladies weekend away in the city.

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FLORAL EDGE Spring florals have a sensual but tough edge look to them. The ultimate look of florals this season is pretty, precious, but with a punch. Look for girly, darling prints on clothes with a straight, clean and futuristic spin on them.

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ROMANTIC FLORALS Two romantic looks that stole the show were by J Mendel and Carolina Herrera. Mendel featured a royal purple floaty chiffon dress with a ruffled violet flower. Update an old summer dress by pinning a large oversized floral at the bust for a romantic evening look.

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BLOOMING TEES Carolina Herrera created the other “go to look” for spring dressing. The simple but very transferable white tank in a structured, stiff cotton with one sky blue flower decoratively printed in the front. Beautifully simple with one bloom, compliment this look with bright coral lips for maximum impact.

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FLORAL WRAP If you are a fashionista who sometimes goes for casual elegance, reach for the ever supporting scarf with brightly coloured florals to add the elegant garden trend to your daily look. Tie the flowered scarf around your head allowing your hair to cascade gently around your face for a girly romantic look.

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BLOOMING HANDBAGS The perfect tropical garden party look is the new and improved tote bag with far-out florals. This seasons spring bags have an old romantic appeal to them. Be daring and pair your bag with anything and any colour you have on.

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SWEET BLOOMS Betsey Johnson creates sweet baby doll dresses with short hemlines and floral prints. For a spring evening out in the city, pair a similar baby doll with kitten heels and throw on a cropped blazer over to add the designer edge of the season and your own sporty sophistication.

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EVERTHING FLORAL Don’t forget, accessories are the perfect way to include florals in your wardrobe. Think: bright, elaborate, graphic and picturesque. Go on and play the role of Mother Nature. Combine vibrant jewel tones and eye popping colour with abstract prints such as roses, violets and daisy embroidery, to have a sunny textural, explosive spring look.

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WRITER: Emma Lyle