Not so fast — if there's one Summer trend that shows no signs of wilting, it's the floral print. Taking on a distinctly moodier refrain, this cooler iteration of flower power has everything to do with getting the best of both worlds. With just one look at the Fall 2012 runways, you'll instantly notice that a new batch of darker floral prints have cropped up. Rag & Bone showed off a slick tapestry floral in tailored coat silhouettes, Erdem sent out a graphic lace-infused bouquet design on everything from ladylike sheaths to structured suiting, Valentino put an overtly romantic spin on floral-embroidered gowns, and Christopher Kane made his flowers as bold and as oversize as the collection's rich color palette. Rest assured, your favorite floral prints have been given a new seasonal lease on life. To prove our point, we've handpicked some of the moodiest versions to shop now.
It's a dark and cloudy day, but you don't want to reflect that in your wardrobe. Moody florals should do the trick. Dark floral patterns are the perfect way to incorporate darkness with color. Check out Nicky's fun flowers and Alexis's sharp contrast, and who can resist Fergie's Gucci confection? Note how all three ladies are working different looks but one thing remains constant: the moody motif.