Saturday, 13 July 2013

The Desirable Daisy

60's daisy prints at Prada S/S'13

There's no doubt in my mind that daisies, demure and delightful, are the new 'it' flower. Taking the spotlight at Prada S/S'13 with an Andy Warhol pop-art feel, you couldn't help but be blown away by their beautiful simplicity. Henry Holland merged the symbol of innocence into bold and brilliant splashes of tie-dye, proving the daisy to be anything but a wallflower. Elsewhere at London Fashion Week, Holly Fulton delivered a bubble-gum hued parade of floral embellishments and appliques, yet the daisy stood its ground as a symbol of primness amongst more riotous colours and prints. 


House of Holland S/S'13
Holly Fulton's Americana-inspired flower garden
    I love the uncomplicated prettiness of daisy print- Miranda Kerr's Topshop cut-out sides frock worn with a classic pair of Isabel Marant studded boots nails summer-city-chic without looking too girly. Likewise, Alexa pulls off the daisy by adding the quirky combination of a leather mini and beige canvas shoes. Her glamorous 50's cat-eye sunnies and tiny handbag add just the right dose of cutesiness.


Miranda teams studs with daisies for cowboy meets prairie princess
Rock chick + feminine + athletic (tomboy) + plush sunnies =
Alexa's more complex take on the daisy
    Whether you embrace your inner girly girl and go all out with a sweet daisy-patterned dress- the perfect eco-friendly look for that special garden party- or funk up your flowers with an unusual piece (Miss Selfridges's brace-attached shorts balance ditsy with edgy) or a graphic style print, daisies are the cool way to acknowledge vacation season.  



From top left to bottom right: Miss Selfridge Daisy Print Bib 'n' Brace Short £32, Topshop Daisy Invert Pleat Skirt £34, Rock n Rose Floral Crown Garland Headband £29, Vera Moda Daisy Lace Tank Top £19.95, ROMWE Daisy Embroidered Green Dress £32.22, Urban Outfitters Vintage 90's Daisy Necklace £10. 

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