Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.
You can still hear Miranda Priestly’s voice in your head: “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” That hear-a-pin drop criticism on an all-too popular trend in the conference scene in The Devil Wears Prada is enough to have us think think that blossoms, buds, petals and bouquet prints, embroideries and appliqués are out – but think again.This freshly picked trend is going nowhere anytime soon, and this season’s version is bold, graphic colorful and anything but ordinary. Here are seven fashion items to consider for Spring 2018.
This dress is one of Adam Lippes’ favorites from the brand’s Resort 2018 Collection. The floral print is hand-painted by the designer himself to capture every detail. Cut from lightly structured wool, it has discreet pockets and smartly placed seams along the waist and bust to flatter your silhouette. Added interest, the step hem gently flutters with every move.
Not a fan of caftans, Nicky Zimmermann prefers a dress that you can wear from the beach to a bar or restaurant in the evening. Fitting the bill perfectly is this painted-heart design, which is cut from weightless crinkled silk-georgette and printed with tapestry-inspired florals. It has a comfortable elasticated waist and cascading ruffles along the plunging neckline.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s Resort 2018 Collection references Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s floral drawings. This midi dress is cut from silk crepe de chine and printed with yellow, pink and red blooms that vividly pop against the black backdrop. It’s gathered at the side and has an asymmetric ruffled tier that creates soft ripples through the skirt.
Wild flowers were a recurring motif in the Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2018 womenswear assortment, elegantly executed across styles from apparel, footwear and accessories. In line with the seasonal neutral color palette, this skirt is a soft nude shade, has an a-line shape, a mid length and front pockets. It is defined by a printed wild flower on the front.
Magda Butrym: If hers isn’t a name you recognize, let us put the Polish designer on your radar. Handicraft is a major theme in her clothing. Expertly produced by artisans in the designer’s home country, Butrym’s romantic creations feature quality workmanship. This floral print silk dress has couture button detailing and flirty, feminine shoulder ruffles.
Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands, well-known for its creativity, innovation and impeccable Italian craftsmanship. These light blue cotton embroidered flower jeans feature a button and zip fly, belt loops and a five pocket design. Finished with a straight leg, the cut cleverly elongates the wearer’s silhouette.
ALICE + OLIVIA
Tallulah Willis, one of the artists enlisted to create installations for the night, wore Alice + Olivia’s Launa dress to the brand’s Spring 2018 New York Fashion Week show. Cut from velvet, this mini style is embroidered with flowers and trimmed with lace at the hem. The simple fit-and-flare shape works equally well with heels or layered over tights and a turtleneck.