When we speak about the basic fashion trends for the new season, apart from juts presenting them with a list providing an insight for each (Check out: Spring/ Summer 2014 Fashion Trends), we also need to focus on some specific options demanding a special attention and more in-detail scrutiny and examples. The floral trend is one of those, and that’s why here we are going to discuss this absolutely girly and sweet floral trend, with the help of which you will give your wardrobe an opportunity to bloom!
Defining the floral trend, we should note that it’s one of those, which never totally fade away from the fashion shows of any season. Thus being always around, they are also subjected to innovations and renovations, and the creative results are really impressive. Accordingly, the shapes and designs they come with are getting more and more diverse, including 3D appliqués, rosy prints, abstracted patterns, traditional looks, and much more.
If we are talking about bigger and more noticeable floral pattern and prints, the options suggested by Marni, Mary Katrantzou, Dolce & Gabbana and Giambattista Valli are the primary styles that come to our minds. The artistic flair those pieces have also come to complete these designs. For tinier looks, we also have the examples suggested by Moschino, Miu Miu, and Ralph Lauren, who suggested the all-classic forms, designing some graphic prints on a white background. The retro feel is also noteworthy in this aspect.
And of course, saying artistic we can’t but also speak about the dazzling looks by MSGM and Dries Van Noten, which really present the highest level of sophistication in terms of prints. Further, we shift from traditionally cute and sweet to modernized and abstract, we also make a change of direction from those flawless paradise gardens to city jungles, and the runways become the place where those modernized “flowers” come to stun everyone. This was the case with the show of Dior.
Talking about the inspirations from artists we should also speak about the show of Hermes, in case of which we saw the direct reflections of the synthesis of fashion art and painting, having the example of Henri Rousseau’s paintings, turned into themes for the next variant of floral plus nature motives. However, the show of Christopher Kane was the most modernized and innovative show out of all and those deconstructed patterns of flowers, resembling the images of the flowers’ inner structure from the biology book were the top of the experiments that the floral patterns could ever be subjected to.
As we look closer at the diverse interpretations that the floral prints are coming with, we constantly discover something new and surprising and that versatility is what we love about this trend a lot!
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