>> Play on to the dark side. <nobrand>Jason Wu</nobrand> showed inky florals for Resort 2011, Valentino offered vines of black lace for Spring 2011, and coming soon for Fall 2011? A whole host of enigmatic blossoms in dusky hues from the likes of <nobrand>Bensoni</nobrand>, <nobrand>Chris Benz</nobrand>, and <nobrand>Lanvin</nobrand> (left), just to name a few. Victorian drama, it seems, is here to stay. Slip into the long shadows of Summer with these darkly romantic pieces — and let them linger straight through Fall.
Image courtesy of Greg Kessler