Yes, florals for spring, groundbreaking — we know. However, with the way prints have prevailed so far in both New York and London — flowers galore chief among them — we just can’t ignore the look. There are even some unusual applications (an entire oversized leather jacket, anyone?). Of the myriad flower-filled iterations, here are the best options London Fashion Week has had to offer:
1. Thom Browne layered the look and threw in some Beetlejuice stockings. For the less adventurous, prints-on-prints in literal shades of gray is a good way to embrace busy patterns.
2. Erdem‘s take on florals veered toward the classic, with plenty of pastels and trim silhouettes.
3. Temperley took the look and blew it out — instead of florals, this graphic version would be more accurately described in the singular form — that is, in fact, one flower.
4. With a layered nod to the oft-black styles that prevailed at New York Fashion Week, J.W. Anderson embraced the floral print, blurring it out and abstracting it, on a number of dresses for Spring 2013.
5. What goes best with floral-printed outerwear? Why, a matching bag, coordinated shorts, floral boots, and a standard poodle kitted out in a printed scarf. Mulberry, it’s safe to say, completely beat everyone in the genre when they sent this particular look down the runway.