WHY WE LOVE IT
Spring florals are all daisies and Day-Glo, tea roses, and sun showers. But fall's flowers blossom against a dark and moody sky, full of blooms made to be seen by candle-, fire-, and moonlight.
HOW TO WEAR IT
Because these patterns are so dense and opulent, shapes remain simple, outfits unlayered. Sparkle is unnecessary and white unwelcome, while smokey eyes and Black Dahlia-like nails are a must.
Photos: (left to right) Gucci, Erdem, Rag & Bone, Christopher Kane
Coldwater Creek Scarf
Coldwater Creek Viscose Scarf, $40 BUY IT
Jones New York Collection Shirt
Polyester, $99; macys.com.
Sportmax Polyester-rayon Skirt, $275
Rebecca Taylor Dress
Rebecca Taylor Silk Dress, $375
Mother Cotton-rayon pants, $295 BUY IT
Derek Lam Bag
Derek Lam Leather bag, $1,350 BUY IT
Silk crêpe de chine, $435; raoul.com.