Haute culture

Emerge from the wintery gloaming in efflorescent splendour, as designers cultivate an unexpected abundance of floral embroidery, appliqué and print. Photography and styling by Damian Foxe

Wool-silk robe-manteau with carnation print, price on request, by Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Floral headdresses throughout by Wild About
Wool-silk robe-manteau with carnation print, price on request, by Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Floral headdresses throughout by Wild About | Image: Damian Foxe
Organza dress embroidered with feathers and camellias,  price on request, by Chanel Haute Couture
Organza dress embroidered with feathers and camellias, price on request, by Chanel Haute Couture | Image: Damian Foxe
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Embroidered and appliquéd silk cut-off ballgown, price on request, by Dior Haute Couture
Embroidered and appliquéd silk cut-off ballgown, price on request, by Dior Haute Couture | Image: Damian Foxe
Silk-brocade cape, £1,190, and silk-brocade trousers, £610, both by Osman
Silk-brocade cape, £1,190, and silk-brocade trousers, £610, both by Osman | Image: Damian Foxe
Embroidered and appliquéd silk dress with Swarovski crystals, price on request, by Giles
Embroidered and appliquéd silk dress with Swarovski crystals, price on request, by Giles | Image: Damian Foxe
Silk-mix corset, £1,350, and silk‑mix skirt, £959, both by Peter Pilotto 
Silk-mix corset, £1,350, and silk‑mix skirt, £959, both by Peter Pilotto  | Image: Damian Foxe
Tulle dress with embroidered velvet flowers, price on request, by McQ Alexander McQueen
Tulle dress with embroidered velvet flowers, price on request, by McQ Alexander McQueen | Image: Damian Foxe
Printed satin-polyester bodice swimsuit, £280, silk shirt (worn underneath), £320, and printed satin-polyester blazer, £410, all by Maarten van der Horst. Floral basque by Wild About
Printed satin-polyester bodice swimsuit, £280, silk shirt (worn underneath), £320, and printed satin-polyester blazer, £410, all by Maarten van der Horst. Floral basque by Wild About | Image: Damian Foxe
Silk dress with lily print, price on request, by Bouchra Jarrar Haute Couture
Silk dress with lily print, price on request, by Bouchra Jarrar Haute Couture | Image: Damian Foxe
Painted silk-muslin dress, price on request, by Giambattista Valli Haute Couture
Painted silk-muslin dress, price on request, by Giambattista Valli Haute Couture | Image: Damian Foxe
Vintage silk-organza dress with hand-appliquéd Chantilly lace, price on request, by Suzie Turner Haute Couture
Vintage silk-organza dress with hand-appliquéd Chantilly lace, price on request, by Suzie Turner Haute Couture | Image: Damian Foxe
Silk-georgette gown with pleated ruffles, £3,870, by Gucci
Silk-georgette gown with pleated ruffles, £3,870, by Gucci | Image: Damian Foxe
Silk-organza handstitched dress, about £5,760, gold and resin earrings, about £532, and suede and embroidered-net boots, about £563, all by Dolce & Gabbana
Silk-organza handstitched dress, about £5,760, gold and resin earrings, about £532, and suede and embroidered-net boots, about £563, all by Dolce & Gabbana | Image: Damian Foxe
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