August signals the wind down of summer, but that doesn’t mean you have to pack the florals away. Blooms continue to flourish for fall as they take on a dark, moody and exotic feel this season. Grown from black-as-night backgrounds and rich, saturated, jewel-tone textiles, lush flowers in overripe hues of rusts, burnt oranges, blood reds, royal blues, fuchsias and violets lend a dose of romantic glamour. Splashed against sweeping skirts at Elie Saab, embroidered onto lovely lace at Dolce & Gabbana or appliquéd at Valentino, somber florals come to life to offer you plenty of inspiration to pick from.
Dolce & Gabbana
Dries Van Noten