IN BLOOM

Dark, Romantic Florals For Spring Are, In Fact, Groundbreaking


Photographs by Benjamin Vnuk, Styled by Lindsey Frugier; Hair by Blake Erik for Oribe Hair care at Jed Root; makeup by Junko Kioka for Chanel at Joe Management; Model: Estella Boersma at DNA Model management; Manicure by Elisa Ferri for Chanel at See Management; Set Design by Mila Taylor-Young at D+V Management; Digital Technician: Jonathan Nesteruk; Photography Assistant: Sam Evans-Butler; fashion Assistant: Callie Turner

As temperatures rise, spring fashion begins to bloom–often, quite literally. This season, however, skip the traditional, pastel-hued floral prints in favor of something a bit more moody and altogether chicer. For spring, many designers turned their attention to dark, romantic blossoming prints set against a black backdrop. Michael Kors offered a retro take on the classic bikini in one of his equally retro prints, while Simone Rocha made a cap-sleeve dress edgy with oversized daisies. Accessories are, as always, an easy way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe. Take, for example, Roger Vivier’s block-heel sandal or Beladora’s statement dangle earrings. For more of the best ways to get floral this season, click through.

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Night Blossoms

“There’s a certain drama and sophistication in pitting spring’s florals against a dark palette.”

  • Rickie De Sole, Fashion Market and 
Accessories Director

Coach 1941 dress, $795, and shorts, $295, similar styles 
at coach.com; Louis Vuitton boots, price upon request, louisvuitton.com.

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Necklace from Simon Teakle, price upon request, simonteakle.com.

Necklace from Simon Teakle, price upon request, simonteakle.com.

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Attico dress, $3,446, net-a-porter.com.

Attico dress, $3,446, net-a-porter.com.

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Sonia Rykiel bag, $720, Sonia Rykiel, New York, 212.396.3060.

Sonia Rykiel bag, $720, Sonia Rykiel, New York, 212.396.3060.

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Alexander McQueen jacket, $8,275, Alexander McQueen, New York, 212.645.1797.

Alexander McQueen jacket, $8,275, Alexander McQueen, New York, 212.645.1797.

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Roger Vivier sandals, $1,295, rogervivier.com.

Roger Vivier sandals, $1,295, rogervivier.com.

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The Garden of Peter Marino, $85, rizzolibookstore.com

“The architect—and famous leather daddy—has a surprising fondness for gladiolas, as this lush tome about his 12-acre Hamptons eden reveals.” -Alix Browne, Features Director

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Rochas Bag, $1,070, modaoperandi.com

“This dusty pink baguette with floral embellishments is spring at its most refined.” -Sam Walker, Associate Accessories and Men’s 
Market Editor

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Michael Kors Collection Bathing Suit, $548, michaelkors.com

“Even if it weren’t so on trend, I’d be into this retro swimsuit silhouette—it hides a multitude of sins!” -Karin Nelson, Senior Features Editor

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Earrings from Beladora, $750, beladora.com

“I love the handmade quality of this Victorian-style micro-mosaic design.” -Nora Milch, Senior Accessories Editor

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Simone Rocha Dress, $4,560, saks.com

“Simone Rocha knows how to do pretty in a slyly subversive way.” -Ryann Foulke, Assistant Fashion Editor

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Stuart Weitzman Boots, $575, 
stuartweitzman.com

“What better way to ground the season’s sheer looks than with a pair of suede boots?” -Grace Fuller, Jewelry Editor

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Diptyque Eau Rose Solid Perfume, $50, diptyqueparis.com

“This pocket-size edition of the brand’s centifolia–and–damask rose perfume is romantic without being girly.” -Mia Adorante, Associate Beauty Editor

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Ilinka Tablecloth, from $2,000, ilinkacollection.com

“With embroidery this beautiful, who needs a dinner-table centerpiece?” -Esme Rene, Senior Photo Editor

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Isabel Marant Top, $590, and skirt, $480, Isabel Marant, Los Angeles, 323.651.1493
Photographs by Benjamin Vnuk, Styled by Lindsey Frugier; Hair by Blake Erik for Oribe Hair care at Jed Root; makeup by Junko Kioka for Chanel at Joe Management; Model: Estella Boersma at DNA Model management; Manicure by Elisa Ferri for Chanel at See Management; Set Design by Mila Taylor-Young at D+V Management; Digital Technician: Jonathan Nesteruk; Photography Assistant: Sam Evans-Butler; fashion Assistant: Callie Turner

“The single shoulder adds a sexy edge to the sweet floral pattern.” -Sarah Zendejas, Fashion Market Editor