Flower power

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 April, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 April, 2004, 12:00am

Spring wouldn't be spring without pretty florals, and this season designers have come up roses. From romantic blooms at Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry, to bold graphics at Missoni and Moschino, the best looks are anything but garden variety, says ISABELLE-MARIE CREAC'H. For a pared-down look, team flowery pieces with monochrome separates or even a suit.

Girlie graphics (left)

Pique cotton skirt ($2,600), stretch cotton T-shirt ($1,550) and cotton pique handbag ($1,990) by Moschino Cheap and Chic from Moschino, The Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay, tel: 2907 3909

Leather strappy sandals ($3,700) by Jimmy Choo from on pedder, 20 Pedder Street, tel: 2118 3490

Desk to date (right)

Yellow crepe vest with sequins ($6,000), lame floral brocade skirt ($3,650) and lame floral brocade shoes ($2,250) from Miu Miu

Sequined handbag ($2,995) from Plastiq, Harbour City, TST, tel: 2730 8638

Photography: Ricky Chung

Hair and makeup: Emma Lee

Styling assistant: Sam Nevill

Model: Nausicaa at Model Genesis

Working girl (left)

Floral satin vest ($550) from Morgan, Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 1368

Cream linen jacket ($939) and wide leg trousers ($469) from Mango, Level One, IFC Mall, tel: 2295 3262

Prom queen (below)

Cotton strapless dress ($678) from Morgan

Wooden bangles ($1,695 for a set of eight) by Atsuro Tayama from Cocktail, The Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay, tel: 2907 4388

Pink bead necklace ($980) by Anteprima from Cocktail

Plastic bead necklace ($40) from In-Fashion, Chun Wo Commercial Centre, Wing Wo Street, Sheung Wan, tel: 2123 1150

Pink sunglasses ($2,400) from Miu Miu, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2918 4616