Symbolist literature like Baudelaire’s “Flowers of Evil” and “Little Shop of Horrors” guided Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason this season. These could have made for strange bedfellows, but the designers balanced the mysterious and whimsical with plenty of charm. They used dark textured jacquards for tailored pieces and on the lighter side, a fuzzy green Lurex sweater topped shorts in a William Morris-esque floral print — except the flowers had fangs like a Venus flytrap. It was fun without looking silly, as was the sweater with Baudelaire’s portrait that might just be a hit in college literature departments.

Symbolist literature like Baudelaire’s “Flowers of Evil” and “Little Shop of Horrors” guided Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason this season. These could have made for strange bedfellows, but the designers balanced the mysterious and whimsical with plenty of charm. They used dark textured jacquards for tailored pieces and on the lighter side, a fuzzy green Lurex sweater topped shorts in a William Morris-esque floral print — except the flowers had fangs like a Venus flytrap. It was fun without looking silly, as was the sweater with Baudelaire’s portrait that might just be a hit in college literature departments.

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