Trend of the week: Florals

Blossoming power prints – what more could a gal want, asks Annmarie O’Connor. 

INSPIRATION

This season isn’t your average garden party. The perennial floral trend may have raised its head but the buds are far from darling. Retro, graphic, bold and abstract – spring 2015 is both playful and bloomin’ empowering!

STYLE NOTES

Floral jackets trump last spring’s tricky trouser trend. Nail the look with culottes and trainers for laid back luxe.

Come up smelling of roses with a red hot floral appliqué dress à la Dolce and Gabbana.

Like your blooms avant garde? Make like Marni with asymmetric hems and kimonostyle silhouettes for a hint of Eastern Promise.

Bit of a classicist? Floral tea dresses, like those seen at Céline, boast timeless appeal.


Lifestyle

Another great aspect of being able to roam around Phoenix Park is the abundance of wild garlic, which flourishes throughout the great expanse.The Currabinny Cooks: going wild with garlic

Dyed purple hair, fake tattoos ... Ophelia Lovibond certainly went against type for her latest role.Succes from Failure: Ophelia Lovibond certainly goes against type for latest role

Keeping plants like lupins and delphiniums happy now will pay off this summer, says Peter DowdallPeter Dowdall: Embark on a perennial quest

Three figures with roles in the Cork band’s trajectory tell Ellie O’Byrne about the legend-in-the-making that was sadly never to be.B-Side the Leeside: Nun Attax and the Knocknaheeny Shuffle

More From The Irish Examiner