The parade of vivid deep red blooms that closed the Rochas show demonstrated designer Marco Zanini's signature mix of vintage-inspired silhouettes and modern femininity. While very few occasions call for an elaborate tea-length gown, the same print applied to a classic pencil skirt is a showpiece that will span the seasons. The dark florals are moody enough to be worn in the middle of winter but the delicate silk has enough lightness to skim against the body during warmer weather. With a statement piece like this, it's best to keep the top sleek and let the flowers speak for themselves.
Rochas printed chine pencil skirt, $2,070 at Moda Operandi.