Flowers bloom in womenswear wardrobes for spring 2017
today Mar 16, 2017
As sunnier days arrive, a wardrobe update is inevitably in store to see in the new season. It'll soon be time to pack away thick jackets and long coats, dark colored pieces and heavy winter clothing to make way for light, breezy designs, color and springlike motifs. This year, spring will once again be rich in floral prints, in head-to-toe looks or in small touches, with mini or extra-large blooms and in multicolored or monochrome shades.
Flowers, a symbol of renaissance and rejuvenation, are synonymous with springtime. Soon, roses, daisies, tulips, sunflowers and lilies of the valley will all be in bloom, brightening up our lives and our wardrobes. This season, the fashion world is also set to blossom, with dresses, blouses, jumpsuits, T-shirts and accessories covered in floral prints.
As ever, the floral trend started on the runway, back in September and October 2016, when lots of labels showed collections featuring colorful silhouettes splashed with flowers of all kinds. In Milan, in particular, flowers were everywhere, seen in retro, sportswear, ultra-feminine and casual looks. Roberto Cavalli mixed flowers with other motifs on tops, dresses and flared pants, Blumarine used them on ultra-lightweight sheer pieces, and Dolce & Gabbana splashed XXL blooms all over all its collection, including accessories.
The trend didn't escape the labels showing collections in Paris either. Chloé notably showcased a floral wardrobe blooming from head to toe, with a romantic and retro vibe, mixing different prints. Paul & Joe largely focused on flowers too, bringing florals to frilled creations and layering blooms over other motifs, such as stripes. Finally, Léonard Paris brought flowers to long dresses in almost abstract interpretations, as if inspired by paintings, in a poetic and highly feminine style.
From runway to wardrobe
Springtime color and joyful flowers aren't only the preserve of designer labels. More affordable ready-to-wear brands like H&M, Zara, Mango and Asos have followed suit, jumping on this spring's floral trend. As a result, flowers are starting to bloom all over the high street.
Comptoir des Cotonniers, for example, has a host of plant-themed prints, including a multitude of floral motifs. Tommy Hilfiger has various long and short dresses with springtime prints (florals or marine inspirations) and Mango has worked flowers onto a pair of platform sandals, as well as into its seasonal ready-to-wear collection. Eastpak, on the other hand, has opted for tropical flowers in its "Paradise Garden" collection.
Whatever the brand, style or the garment, this season's wardrobes will inevitably blossom with uplifting blooms, showering fashion in flowers to celebrate the arrival of spring.
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