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Part IV:Fall Floral Looks Straight from the Runway

This is the last segment of a four part series featuring fall floral looks found on the 2008 Fall runway. Part one featured jewel toned floral dresses. Part two featured muddied or art-inspired floral dresses, and part three featured black and white floral dresses. This last part features the look of floral print on a white or black background.

In part two, I showcased similar art-inspired dresses from Dennis Basso and Erin Fetherston. Both designers also showcased a floor length floral number with a black backdrop! This first one is from Dennis Basso’s collection.

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection



These next two are from Erin Fetherston.  The first has a black background, the second has a white. Notice how this first one looks so much like Daniel Basso’s! I guess great minds do think alike!

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

Diane Von Furstenberg features a busy cream floral print with a black backdrop. She pairs it off with a black embroidered jacket.

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

Kenzo chose to feature short dresses with floral branches to achieve this look. The second one isn’t really a black backdrop, more of a charcoal gray, but I still categorized it with this fall look.

Floral with black background

Floral with black background

Floral with black background

Floral with black background

Milly by Michelle Smith featured two dresses of the exact same pink floral print over a black background. I decided to showcase both styles. This first one has an interesting, almost corral reef feel to it’s skirt.

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

Floral with black backdrop

Floral with black backdrop

Here’s a pink and taupe print number by Rachel Comey.

Floral with Black Backdrop

Floral with Black Backdrop

Rebecca Taylor paired a black and white floral print cardigan dress over the same floral print for the dress, except the dress comes with colored flowers.

Floral with black backdrop

Floral with black backdrop

I actually like these two next examples from her collection better. The intricate, small print on the sheer fabric is interesting.

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

Now for the selections that look more spring appropriate rather than fall appropriate. Still, I wanted to showcase the look of floral print over a white background. My favorite ones are from Roberto Cavalli by far! He uses purple blue color with leaves in the first, and lavendar and yellow in the second and third dresses. I love that the second and third ones have applique-like flowers that pop out of the dress.

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

Jason Wu also does the look but instead uses a more off-white backdrop with pink floral and dark leaves.

Floral over white

Floral over white

Chloe’s version has buttons down the front, a side gathering and an asymetrical hem. It has burgundy and gray/blue print.

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

Two other people showcased this look, but they incorporated a more form-fitting style. Jason Wu’s version has an interesting center gathering and vivid blue flowers.

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

Playing with the same black glove/dress combo, Diane Von Furstenberg uses smaller, busier print in the same blue vivid shade and throws in a skinny belt.

2008 Fall Collection

2008 Fall Collection

So there you have it! Now you have the inspiration to pull off your personal version of some of the hottest fall floral looks from the 2008 Fall Runway Collections!

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