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THESE FLOWERS ARE FRESH

THESE FLOWERS ARE FRESH

The Devil Wears Prada’s Miranda Priestly has a nice line in understated sarcasm. “Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking,” was her response to one shoot. However, we think she’s wrong: these flowers are something new

FLORA AND FAUNA

The print on this Hermione de Paula silk T-shirt is really original. The lattice of vines suggests corsetry and most of the colour comes from the hummingbirds, rather than the flowers. A stand-out luxury tee. Pink Tammy silk floral luxe tee, Hermione de Paula, £245, My-wardobe

JUST TWO BLOSSOMS

Florals don’t have to be prints. This leather clutch by Christopher Kane executes a simple idea excellently, by homing in on just two flowers and mirroring their outline in the shape of the bag. Clematis leather clutch, Christopher Kane, £400, Net-a-porter

BOLD AND SYMMETRICAL

The tropical palm print on this dress reminds us of a kaleidoscope. The symmetrical repetition means the print looks fresh and modern and very far from twee. This is sultry, rather than pretty. Palm mirage shift dress, £48, Warehouse

TRADITION WITH SIMPLICITY

Laura Ashley’s collaboration with Uniqlo is unexpected: Laura Ashley specialises in the ultra-feminine and patterned, whereas Uniqlo likes to keep things stripped back. It really works though. We like this romantic print on a basic vest. Laura Ashley sleeveless tunic B, £19.90, Uniqlo

FLOWER FEET

Another collaboration, this one between Liberty and Clarks. Liberty brought its trademark luscious prints and Clarks applied it to the casual shoes it excels in. We love how the sporty, utilitarian hi-top trainer shape meshes with the feminine pattern. Jilli Sherbet women’s sports boots, £44.99, Clarks

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