Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Trend Alert: Bold Floral Prints & Valentino Rose Bags

Click image to enlarge. From left to right, top row to bottom row: Oscar de la Renta sleeveless coat, Christian Lacoix dress, See by Chloé dress, and Moschino Cheap and Chic dress, all from Net-a-Porter; Marni flower necklace, from Net-a-Porter, Valentino wedges from Luisa via Roma, Christian Louboutin petal clutch bag, Fendi rose clutch, and Matthew Williamson print bag, all from Net-a-Porter; Etro top, from Browns, Luella top from Net-a-Porter, House of Holland vest from Browns, and See by Chloé skirt from Net-a-Porter; Missoni dress and Moschino dress, both from Net-a-Porter, Marni strapless dress from Browns, and Maje strapless dress from Net-a-Porter.

One of the big trends for spring/summer 2009 is floral prints, particularly big, bold, bright prints, often in acid colours. Since spring is finally here, and it's put us in the mood for flowers, we've created the collage above with SS09 floral pieces that caught our attention.

We're also rather loving the SS09 Valentino flowery bags, which have three dimensional fabric and leather roses attached (the last clutch bag is particularly fabulous, positively dripping in flowers and jewels.. what more could you want?!). Valentino may have been criticised quite a bit recently for lacking creativity since the master himself retired, but if these bags are anything to go by there's still life yet in the venerable Italian fashion house:

All bags are available from Browns, except for the last bag which is from Colette, and the pair of red and black bags which are from Luisa via Roma. What do you think? Fabulous, or a little too over-embellished? Or at the time of the 'It shoe,' is bag gazing a little, um, 2007..?!


  1. Man those bag a awesome and u are to so cool i saw on look book check me on xoxo

  2. so much flowers! i actually like floral prints 'cause it takes me back i guess, in time when everything was stress free. or people had just basic stress.

  3. cool post!!! :)
    linked u in my blog and used ur collage. copyright reserved.
    but if ud like to object. id take it off right now just say it.

  4. i like these flower bags, reminds me of when ysl had similar bags.

  5. I love your posts - they are so beautifully layed out.

    Similar bags can be found (cheaper :) )
    on etsy too! And you can even get them in any color you'd like!

    Check out the shop