Who can go from sharp sport-chic to sheer florals within the space of a runway show?
In other words, what’s spring fashion’s version of zero to 60?
In a spring ’15 presentation that started and ended with the darling Ms. Delevingne, the Brits managed to rev up with racing stripes, performance details and a color mix of primary tones, baby blue and deep, rich wine. Adding a ruffle here and a ruffle there—and a measure of au natural abstraction along the way—they rounded the corner right into nighttime sheers and racy lace.
Check out our highlight reel—make that highlight GIF—presented today in celebration of our edit on all this, which is available now at Nordstrom.
See also: the recent Topshop fall ’15 runway report from our Fashion Week Journal series
Shop: Topshop Unique
Depending on what part of the planet you live on, you might be looking at those potted orchids in high-end grocery stores right now and thinking, “Those guys know how to live.” The very idea of a hothouse flower is ultra-alluring right about now.
How to replicate that warmth and exotic beauty in the pre-holiday doldrums? We think the Marni collections are a pretty darn good place to start.
Designer Consuelo Castiglioni has been in a floral place of late; the house announced a year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary by transforming a Milanese landmark into a flower market, and the dresses and separates currently on offer are a veritable garden of great style.
It got us wondering, actually, what her favorite stems and blossoms are. So we asked her.
“My three favorite flowers are peonies for colour and perfume, hydrangea for form and colors—such as pink, green and fading blue—and then white and pink tulips,” she told us via email. (Which explains this excellent Marni tulip tunic.)
Our favorite flower, if you’re wondering, is the killer abstracted mokara on that tough-sporty biker jacket. Yes, please. Does it come in a bouquet?
Spring has sprung! Embrace this fun and flirty time of year with a few of our editors’ picks.
Stacked Up: Givenchy Bib Necklace & Frontal Necklace (Nordstrom Exclusives)
Faux Pearl & Crystal Torsade Necklace
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Luscious designer arrivals and spring’s key looks are inspiring passersby at our Downtown Seattle Flagship Store this month.
Here’s a little visual inspiration for working out your new-season wardrobe refresh, from floral and graphic prints to lacy French charm and color blocking—and how to wear it all.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Round Keyhole Sunglasses
Robert Rodriguez Crop Polka Dot Silk Pants
TEXTILE Elizabeth and James ‘Sid’ Denim Jacket
Jimmy Choo ‘Abel’ Patent Leather Pump
Trouvé Lace Tee
Our spring plants are finally in their pots, and we can’t wait for the flowery, fragrant results of our labors. In the meantime, we’ll be wearing lots of botanical styles—festooned with bold blooms, painterly petals, delicate Liberty prints and whimsical floral shapes.
Valentino Nappa Floral - Medium Leather Tote
It’s impossible to pick a favorite, so here are just a few of our favorite items to freshen up your spring look.
For more garden variety, check out our Signs of Spring story, and take a stroll through our patch of everything floral.