Floral prints are a fashion favorite that varies drastically from print to print. Some designers utilize tiny florals, while others create works of art with intricate vines, budding flowers, and leafy foliage. Floral prints will never be out of fashion, but some styles are more in than others. Let’s take a look at which florals you should be sporting this season.
Black and White
Although floral prints are often made up of brightly colored flora and rich green leaves, some designers have allowed the shape and silhouette of the flowers to speak for themselves. Elie Tahari shows a lovely blouse with black and white floral, paired perfectly with a pencil skirt and a leather jacket. Kate Spade New York’s floral dress is ideal for heading to brunch, especially when paired with that lovely hair scarf, and La Vie Rebecca Taylor doubled down on the black and white floral with garments that were the inverse of each other. Rochas featured a small floral print on a lovely bell-sleeved dress, while Ulla Johnson featured a beautiful pair of chintz pants.
Feature these floral fabrics:
Embroidery is an art form that is steeped in tradition. It’s a global craft, one in which the wealthiest of women from all around the globe spent their days practicing needlework. Embroidery has been utilized on the runway this season to create stunning textural flowers that truly pop on the garments. Alice + Olivia created a stunning garment that featured sunburst colored flowers and an ocean-like lace. Badgley Mischka kept the flowers localized while Giamba showed that embroidery can be casual with a garment covered in basic embroidered flowers. Red Valentino covers a mesh fabric in embroidered flowers for Pre-Fall, and a white maxi with folksy floral embroideries for Spring.
Create art with these fabrics:
Forget the flowers, some designers have been all about foliage! Badgley Mischka fashioned a beautiful wrap dress with ferns and foliage, while Naeem Khan focused on tropical leaves to create a Resort look for Pre-Fall. Tanya Taylor’s foliage skirt features a fall color scheme for Pre-Fall, and Josie Natori shows a lovely leaf print with an off-the-shoulder silhouette. I’m obsessed with everything about For Restless Sleepers’ foliage fashions, steeped in blues and reminiscent of spending the evening in a tropical rain forest.
Feature foliage with these fabrics:
Fashion is fickle, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t rule. Although we can typically depend on the main color palette for fall (gamboge, browns, oranges), sometimes designers play with the seasons. These florals feature a lovely fall color scheme, while still being Spring and Summer seasons. Co showed a beautiful, loose dress that reminds me of going for a hike in late September, while Diane von Furstenberg’s rusty orange reminds me of the first fall sunset. Johanna Ortiz’s beautiful foliage and leopard print make me want to spend fall in the jungle, and Ulla Johnson’s busy print blooms beautifully. Warm’s lovely jumper is the midnight sky on a nippy November night, with the perfect bell sleeves to boot!
Fall for these fabrics:
Designers are dreaming of tropical vacations with stunning tropical floral prints. Carolina Herrera featured a fantastic floor length ensemble in a stunning yellow and living coral floral, while Gucci utilized a white base with a blooming tropical print. Haney’s Pre-Fall jumper is perfect for traveling to a remote destination, and La DoubleJ’s single-sleeved dress looks ideal for getting a lopsided tan in style. I am loving Vanessa Bruno’s tunic dress, which creates a tropical chintz style floral, pairing this traditionally Victorian print with modern tropical styles.
Take it to the tropics with these fabrics:
Which floral will you be sporting? I am loving foliage prints! Let me know in the comments!