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Blooming Forth

From left, Marchesa, Thakoon, Rodarte.Photographs by FirstView

No spring season is complete without flowers. But designers are going beyond the usual floral print and instead using appliqués or, more ingeniously, molding the outfit into a flower shape. With his admired layering, Thakoon made sleeves into rose petals on gowns and dresses. Rodarte went appliqué-mad, turning a dress into a walking bouquet. The fairest flower of them all was Marchesa. The collection was chock-full of blossoms: two dresses — one bright pink, one white — had bodices shaped into roses.

Thakoon: Browse the collection.

Rodarte: Watch a slideshow of the spring collection.

Marchesa: See the new collection.

Blooming Forth