Monday 16 September 2019

Wallpaper florals

Everything is coming up roses, daisies and poppies

Richard Quinn AW19
Richard Quinn AW19
Chiffon blouse, €19.99, New Look
Floral print jumpsuit, €49.95, Zara
Check woven shoulder bag
Jessica Chastain
No.1 Jenny Packham kimono, €90, Debenhams
Darren Kennedy

Darren Kennedy

When it comes to fashion, florals are hardly groundbreaking and they are rarely off-trend in some form or another. For Autumn Winter 2019 florals are in full bloom, appearing in abundance across the catwalks of New York, London, Paris and Milan.

This new floral is anything but ditzy. This season's florals are large, ornate and nostalgic, reminiscent of a retro wallpaper print with full floral looks - including face masks - appearing on the catwalks.

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At Erdem, florals and sprawling petals were utilised to emphasize the volume of the large, flowy dresses that closed the show. Richard Quinn splashed oversized florals - with daisies, roses, poppies and thorns all making an appearance - over voluminous coats, full-bodied skirts and evening gowns. Elsewhere, Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, Simone Rocha, Emilia Wickstead, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi all got busy with florals.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain was a green goddess at the LA premiere for IT Chapter Two. She looks regal wearing Zuhair Murad Fall 2019 Couture collection. The tonal embellishment of the gown adds a subtle elevated elegance while the emerald green is just magical against her flame-red locks

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When it comes to wallpaper florals, make like the high-end labels and opt for styles with a muted base colour, such as black or navy, and bright, decorative petals splashed across for impact

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Check woven shoulder bag

Panier Saigon leather-trimmed checked woven raffia shoulder bag, €550,

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