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Spring Has Almost Sprung

March 26, 2012

Fashion | by Candid Magazine

Now that we can look back upon the festive season with fond memories and see that the terrible snowstorms that griped the nation last year didn’t arrive. Everyone’s expectations for a white Christmas fizzled into oblivion when December arrived with unseasonably balmy, above zero temperatures. Despite the fact that this winter hasn’t been as frightful as expected, everyone is still looking fondly forward to springtime. The fashion industry is no different. When it comes to preparing for spring the fashion industry are leaps and bounds ahead of us mere mortals. However the trends that appeared on the catwalk on the last fashion weeks gave us a glimpse of our wardrobes for the upcoming spring.



As usual the floral inspiration of springtime has given designers their inspiration and floral prints will dominate all looks in the coming months. This season Christopher Kane gave the predictable floral prints a breath of fresh air by using the flower print a bed of sheer organza to give a modern take to the trend. By adding the sheer backdrop Kane has made the floral print modern and even more eye catching.


When it comes to the floral trend any combination of prints is a sure fire way to make sure you are bang on trend this S/S. Mismatched flower prints were favoured by Mary Katrantzou, Sportmax and Erdem.  By mixing the bouquet of prints and a riot of colour makes the trend suit everyone and keep your own take on the floral extravaganza. Mixing prints is a favourite of many designers and this season is no different,


Even those who cannot bring themselves to

embrace the overpowering colour that usually comes with the floral print territory; Vera Wang and Valentino have provided the answer using monochrome florals to make the trend appealing to everyone. Valentino’s full-length gowns gave the trend the modern romance that is expected from the floral look and provided the trends most feminine incarnation.


If the floral trend fills you with dread then make sure to embrace it on a level you can deal with. Floral accessories will be huge this season and to make the most of S/S floral can be added in many ways. A scarf, handbag even shoes can, and will, be adorned with such a varying bouquet it will be easy for even the most colour shy of us, to bring floral into our wardrobe. Just in time for spring.


Gillian McShane