Friday, March 28

Spring IN With Rosettes

There’s something so precious and lovely about rosettes that their mere presence screams “garden party!” And while they have longtime been considered adorable summer decorum for the Babies-R-Us crowd, designers have taken the ruffled little rounds to new heights. On the runways for their Spring 2008 ready-to-wear and resort collections, Giambattista Valli and 3.1 Phillip Lim (who defined the trend last year with the ever so popular-and often sold out- tee shirt dress) featured wearable pieces with rosettes, but with a more exaggerated couture look. John Galliano accentuated voluminous dresses with rosettes. But these little flowers aren’t reserved for only dresses. Marc by Marc Jacobs sells leather flats and spiky heels with the 3-D roses, and Betsey Johnson featured an ornamented, pink chiffon headband. Although rosettes are seemingly Spring-like, the trend will certainly blossom far into the fall! Rosettes are sweet, girly and totally chic in metallic colors, patent leather, and over sized proportions.
-Jillian Bietz

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