I love a print... Leopard prints; polka-dot prints; banana prints (see my latest Prada purchase). And yet, when I look at my closet, florals are the motif that come out on top – delivered in doses both great and small. 

Caroline wears blouse and skirt by Emilia Wickstead.

Jacquards, laces, tone-on-tone or full-on-clashing: No matter their shape, material or size, I firmly believe that florals are a year-round winner, with brands like Erdem, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel and so many more helping to feed and nurture my desire for flowers of every kind.

Shop florals by Emilia Wickstead

It was to my eternal delight, then, that blooms proved the hero motif of Resort 2019. Ubiquitous among London designers in particular, interpretations ranged from the hothouse painterly creations of Richard Quinn and Amy Powney at Mother of Pearl to the subtlest spray of delicate posies via Emilia Wickstead

Caroline wears dress by Mother of Pearl.

Florals will forever be the panacea to winter woes; a timely reminder that, while the mercury plummets ever deeper, spring is on the horizon and looming closer with each passing second. They’re the universally recognised print of the optimist – because, frankly, it’s impossible to be anything but cheery when your wardrobe is blooming from top to toe!

Shop florals by Mother of Pearl

All three designers (Richard, Amy and Emilia) have made this motif a signature – yet each interprets it through a lens that’s utterly unique to them, be it traditionally feminine, or bold and very beautiful. Florals mean something different to every one of us, and therein lies their elegance. 

Caroline wears dress by Richard Quinn.

Now that’s a whole lot of flower power.

Shop florals by Richard Quinn

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+ This trailblazing designer has created the dress of the future.

+ It was all POSITIVE VIBES ONLY at London Fashion Week SS19...

+ When in doubt... Wear the rainbow!