Trend Alert: Everything's Coming Up (3D) Roses
April 24, 2007
For every action, thereâ€™s an equal and opposite reaction. Itâ€™s true in physics and itâ€™s true in fashion. Menswear is hot for Spring, but in turn, thereâ€™s also a push for petals, which are the epitome of wispy, romantic girlishness. In keeping with the big volume trend, though, the blooms that showed up on runways from Yves Saint Laurent to Louis Vuitton are three-dimensional: tactile, touchable, and a little less delicate than in seasons past.
3.1 Phillip Limâ€™s Rosette t-shirt dress ($510) is a perfect example of boy-meets-girl: utilitarian jersey in a boxy shape is married with lovely 3D roses that lend a feminine touch.
Fendi goes for a field with its camel striped velvet fur flower baguette ($1,808), adorned in a veritable bouquet. And Chanelâ€™s leather flower handbag ($800) combines the masculinity of leather and a bright, poppy pea green with one big, statement-making flower.
If you like the look of tough-meets-sensitive Charles by Charles David offers a blossoming bunch of flats that fit the bill ($105) set off by a big bloom.
Poolside, Gottex’s Love Story Tank Suit ($168) makes a splash, featuring bright red poppies strategically located to make it look like they’re holding the whole show together.