Look of the month: The Botanist

The great thing about changing seasons is that it instantly fills you with inspiration. This season is particularly exciting as designers’ love of florals and colour blossomed onto the spring/summer catwalk. Botanical prints tend to come back in fashion every summer, but this year they’re particularly bold. Mary Katrantzou went all-out with her engineered print dresses, while Dries Van Noten embraced the tropical theme.

We’ve always been inspired by bold prints and this year’s techno-print trend is making us oh so happy. If, like us, you have trouble deciding between your floral pieces, why not go ahead and style them all up together. Look of the month goes to Erdem, for its stunning yet effortlessly chic outfit, proving you can get away with brave print combinations. It may not be for the faint hearted, but it’s certainly worth a try.

It comes as no surprise that the trend for all things botanical has spread into interiors. Our favourites are the watercolour print cushion by Harebelle, from the Bluebellgray collection and the intricate botanical print Dill design tray, in birch, by Michael Angove. For more botany-inspired designs see our Pinterest page.

Fashion: Erdem Spring/Summer 2012

Product credits clockwise from top left:

1. Magnolia – Mink surface design by Michael Angove, available from Surface View

2. Candy Parrot by Ludvig Lofgren for Costa Boda

3. Floral Printed Glass Tumbler (set of 4) by Laura Ashley

4. Harebelle Blue Floral Cushion by Bluebellgray

5. Vitra Doll No. 1 by Alexander Girard, available from Heal’s

6. Floral Tea Towel by Zara Home

7. Chinoiserie Dill Tray by Michael Angove

8. Giverny White Tote Bag by Bluebellgray

9. Julian Decorative Flower by Zara Home

10. Bergonia Candelabra by Zara Home


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