Autumn in Bloom: How to wear fall’s flowers.

With the rapid approach of autumn it’s time to break out the new season looks, but this can be challenging when the weather stubbornly remains balmy.  A great solution for transeasonal dressing are winter florals; they look pretty as a picture in the last days of summer and will be add the delicate lightness of petals to heavy winter outfits.  Dark floral prints look luscious next to the richness of claret knits and caramel coats, my favourite way to wear them is in contrast to with sheer chiffon, a predilection I share with Ricardo Tisci of Givenchy.

Givenchy A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Givenchy A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Givenchy A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Givenchy A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Givenchy A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Givenchy A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com

Alber Elbaz at Lanvin took a more traditional approach to floral dressing, with 50’s inspired shapes and luxuriant fabrics.  The Lanvin collection had it’s usual brand of unabashed femininity, but this time round Elbaz injected a shadowy moodiness into the collection with heavy duty accessories and deep dark colours.

Lanvin A/W13.  Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Lanvin A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
 Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Lanvin A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Lanvin A/W13.  Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Lanvin A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com

 

 
London up-and-comers Teatum Jones’s winter florals were abstract in nature, but no less alluring.  Exquisitely vibrant and lavish colours in silk, chiffon and laser cut viscose were grounded with shots of perennially chic navy blue.  The tailoring was womanly yet directional and the looks were dramatic yet infinitely wearable.

Teatum Jones A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Teatum Jones A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Teatum Jones A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Teatum Jones A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Teatum Jones A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Teatum Jones A/W13. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com

 

 

Luckily you don’t have to have a runway budget in order to buy into the trend. The high street is awash beautiful blooms that will still be flowering well into spring.

ASOS Purple Flower Bardot Midi Dress £85.00
ASOS Purple Flower Bardot Midi Dress
£85.00
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ASOS Obi Wrap Dress In Oriental Bird Print
£45.00
Winter Rose Biker Jacket Price: £65.00
OASIS Winter Rose Biker Jacket
Price: £65.00
OASIS Silk Winter Rose Print Shirt Price: £60.00
OASIS Silk Winter Rose Print Shirt
Price: £60.00

 

 

 

TOPSHOP dark floral shirt Price: £28.00
TOPSHOP dark floral shirt
Price: £28.00
TOPSHOP dark floral midi skirt Price: £36.00
TOPSHOP dark floral midi skirt
Price: £36.00
TOPSHOP knitted 3D floral jumper Price: £46.00
TOPSHOP knitted 3D floral jumper
Price: £46.00