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Spring Highlight: Florals

3 5 2012

Orchid Wall

Whether vegetation, flora or fauna, the mix mastery of prints on all scales is a thrill this Spring…

And nothing got us more in the mood for the prints of Altuzarra, Dries Van Noten and Givenchy more than opening weekend at the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show. While floral isn’t exactly ground-breaking for spring, we’ve noticed that more and more designers have begun to digitize them into a kaleidoscope of graphic prints.  Mastering the mixing of prints & florals is something we’re going to investigate at depth this week, so we thought that we’d set the tone with a few of the blooms that we spied within the glass walls of the Botanical Garden.  While some of the orchids were recognizable (phaleonopsis and the like), we were entirely transported to almost-primordial, other-worldly terrain upon visiting the Central and South American jungle habitats.

If you haven’t visited the Botanical Garden, we highly recommend doing so — not only will it completely transport you beyond Fashion City’s paved streets, the Conservatory’s humid rooms will give your skin a recognizable relief.  Also, when visiting the Orchid Show, include #orchidshow when sharing your tweets & instagrams so that others can enjoy your imagery!  You also can see more orchid photos on the Botanical Garden’s Pinterest.

New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden’s Conservatory


Givenchy Resort Collection, 212 872 8747

Givenchy Resort Collection
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Altuzarra, 212 872 8747

Altuzarra Printed Dress
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Chloe Printed Blouse, 212 872 8747

Chloe Printed Blouse
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Hanging Garden

Dolce & Gabbana Chili Pepper Dress, 212 872 2839Dolce & Gabbana Chili Pepper Dress
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Complete the Look:

Nicholas Kirkwood Garden-Print Platform Pump, 212 872 8947   Lanvin Earrings, 212 872 2615 Givenchy Tote, 212 872 2601

Nicholas Kirkwood Garden-Print Pump, 212 872 8947
Lanvin Palm Tree Hoop Earrings, 212 872 2615
Givenchy Birds of Paradise Tote, 212 872 2601



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