Down the rabbit hole

Patterns and florals liven up a colourless landscape

Amidst a black-and-white landscape a colourful new season emerges. Cotton chambray and the lightest of denim bring ease and balance to an intense mix of spring’s bold patterns and bright florals.

Direction and styling: Leah Van Loon ( leahvanloon.com )

Photos: Colin Way ( colinway.com )

Hair and make up: Teslin Ward ( teslinward.com )

Background illustration: David Bruning ( thekidbelo.com)

Model: Jessica Debrisay courtesy of Mode Models ( modemodels.com )


Red-and-blue striped swimsuit from American Apparel

Floral cardigan by Tory Burch and turquoise resin cuff by Alexis Bittar from Holt Renfrew

Floral maxi dress by Mcginn from Coco & Violet

Coral necklace with medallion and turquoise-and-silver necklace by Sandrhyme. Turquoise beaded necklace with tassel by Satya all from Rubaiyat

Sitting on stump

Printed chiffon top by Dries van Noten and turquoise ring by Alexis Bittar from Holt Renfrew

Denim chambray shirtdress by Designers Remix and hot pink geode cuff by Harriet Grey from Leo Boutique

Floral leggings from American Apparel

Multi-strand pearl collar necklace by Carl Abad Designs

Embroidery necklace from the Rocket

Feather earrings (in hair) from Coco & Violet

Zebra print shoes by Marc by Marc Jacobs from Gravity Pope

Standing on path

Tie-dyed romper striped half-shirt with zip shoulder and zigzag tights from American Apparel

Multi-coloured floral skirt by Nanette Lepore and hot pink printed cardigan (around neck) by D&G from Holt Renfrew

Purple beaded necklace by Harriet Grey from Leo Boutique

Flourescent ballet flats by Gravis from Gravity Pope

By hydrant

Blue-and-purple leopard print dress by Frocks by Tracey Reese from Coco & Violet

Multicoloured floral dress by Nanette Lepore and hot pink pompom necklace by Lanvin from Holt Renfrew

Striped bow tie necklaces by Dirty Garage from The Rocket

Paint patterned tights from American Apparel

Floral peep toe shoes by Paul Smith from Gravity Pope

Standing by stump

Orange-and-green floral bib blouse from Junk Star vintage

Black-and-white plaid silk bustier by Lamb and pleated light denim by Dr. Denim from Leo Boutique

Orange spiral tights from American Apparel

Striped pumps by Paul Smith from Gravity pope

Necklace by Carl Abad Designs

Stud bracelet by Brave from Leo Boutique