Floral Prints: From Ditsy to Tropical
So it’s no surprise that floral prints will be big in SS15, after all it’s hot, sunny and all about colour. Typically the florals of years gone by have had a distinctly ditsy feel to them. Small petals, fancy florals in traditional English country garden hues of greens and pinks and flowers like roses and lilies.
Switch to 2015 however and you’ll recognise quite a shift in the flower-inspired prints that made their way down the runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris back in fall last year.
This season, the prints have a more tropical vibe. Big bold, leafy patterns in exotic colours of yellows, reds and oranges with a greater range of flowers too blossom over silky occasion wear pieces as well as everyday accessories, giving your looks a little lift.
Colours were aplenty at Burberry with over the top florals and tantalisingly tropical palettes and matching accessories. Big, bold and brazen, these styles can be pared down in a skirt or jacket rather than wearing colour pops head to toe.
Following the more traditional floral print, the likes of Michael Kors and Diane von Furstenberg keep the oversized florals, but choose a more formal setting. A structured two piece set from Kors is a real ready to wear look for me, while DvF just nails the floaty, boho-meets chic look with her effortless maxi.
Mary Katrantzou played with her florals, making them peek out from beneath contrasting trims or compete for space against rich, colour palettes. Not particularly bold in terms of size and colour, the floral,appeal in these pieces comes from the little bit of mystery surrounding them.
Saloni really went for it when it came to florals and colour palettes with their abstract take on flower power. When in doubt splash plenty of colour onto your look, well I’m not being completely fair. I do love the retro jumpsuit which uses white to break up the primary colour florals making more of an impact.
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