by Alexander Fury .

Flora and Fawning

One of the perks of working at SHOWstudio is the chance to flick through (and fawn over) racks of clothes still warm from the catwalk. With Kate in make-up, the opportunity is rife for me to rifle through the Rykiel, stroke the Sander and maul the Margiela. The word 'floral' is quite literal - from the Latin floralis, 'of flowers'. Jonathan Kaye's interpretation, however, is rather more abstract: the feminine frippery of sweet-pea tulle and organza contrasting with strong architectural shapes and vivid hothouse colour. And there's barely a sprigged print in sight...