In Full Flower

February 20, 1997|By Vida Roberts | Vida Roberts,Sun Fashion Editor

Fashion is turning over a new leaf. Floral prints and tints,

which have been buried under earth tones for nearly two decades, are popping up in many collections. They're not simpering Victorians, however, but blooms of a romantic mod persuasion. Women who remember the designs of the Lillys and Veras of the '60s will understand this appeal.

The beauty of flowers is so fleeting that artisans have for centuries invented ways to capture them. Now we can wear them naturalistic or graphic, painted or woven, bold or shy. There are day lilies and night bloomers, tropical petals and trailing vines.

Botanical colors also paint the season -- daffodil yellows, delphinium blues, cyclamen pinks and willow greens.

' It's a welcome bouquet.

Styling by Julia Sullivan. Hair and makeup by Wendy Latsha. Floral designs by Andrea Stieff. Models: Amy Lemons/IMG, Courtney/New Faces, Tia/New Faces. Fashion assistance by Courtney Ribble.

Pub Date: 2/20/97

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