Saturday, January 6, 2007

Wake Up and Smell the Roses

Am I the only one who is positively crazy? It hasn't even officially snowed and I'm already dreaming of spring. The sun. The flowers. The break. But most importantly...


I will be gently introducing these new trends so as not to freak anyone out too much.

Florals: Isn't it time to feel pretty again? After a few seasons of dark, brooding clothing, there was a breath of fresh air on the catwalks this season. The mood was decidedly light, crisp, and refreshing. The new modern floral emerged as a standout trend this season. In new proportions and created with different techniques, the floral was re-born.
A great example of this was at the Louis Vuitton Spring 2007 show in Bryant Park last October, designed by the masterful Marc Jacobs. Dewy milkmaids in pastels flitted down the runway carrying baskets of fresh flowers as if they were the new It bag, roses kissing their wispy hair. It looked as if these fresh-faced girls had mistaken Bryant Park for a springtime meadow. Subtle whispers of minimized flower prints adorned their cotton layers, enhanced by tulle, creating a truely frothy spectacle. It was enough to make anyone sigh. A botanical confection of a collection.

It is a little too early to tell, but it is very likely that this trend will translate into the mainstream, most likely through Forever 21 or H&M.

Why only grow roses in your garden when you can grow them in your wardrobe as well?

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