Floral Tribute: Japan Style!

In real life the delicate floral beauty of Hanami, Japan’s Cherry Blossom festival, is fleeting – lasting barely two weeks. In the wardrobe it’s a much more long-term situation, a style classic to be constantly revisited long after spring 2013, and even summer have faded.

From the sweeping romantic pink to exotically vibrant hues, what’s so special about these oriental-style blooms is the way their subtlety lends them to many different looks.

It won’t come as a surprise that dreamy florals work well on a floaty dress, but Preen’s elegant sheath proves that this tried and tested formula can also be fresh. Fans of a more abstract aesthetic can opt for a more contemporary take – contrasting the print against darker colours and more experimental cuts, as with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s off-beat cool separates and Antonio Marras’ preppy meets playful tunic.

Perhaps no-one demonstrates the festival’s sentiment – to bid goodbye to winter – this season better than Issa London, whose blossom-laden head piece and sweetheart pink dress combo practically sings of the joys of spring.

Hanami is about enjoying the beauty of flowers, what better way to celebrate than by investing in a piece that does exactly that!