Fall 2013 Trends: FLOWERS
It’s standard to hear the words, ‘flowers for spring.’ How original, right? Usually featured in candy-confectionary colors and placed on flouncy silhouettes, it’s always a standard ‘go to’ look once the snow melts. A pattern that works on just about anything, so many designers decided to try it out and incorporate it into their Fall 2013 collections. That’s right, trending florals for fall. No reason to put the all the florals away this season.
Alexandre Herchcovitch hyped up the romanticism and used his floral prints to accent cinched waits on his dresses and matching pants during NYFW. Herch himself said flowers and their falling petals inspired him to create this collection. The cuts are so uniquely gorgeous and layered to look like actual petals. Almost like real flowers sprouting up on the runway. Charlotte Ronson used beautiful greens in varying styles for her line. The print is like coming across a patch of flowers in the forest….you can almost see the dew! The (killer) black boots complete the fiercely cool cuts. Looks that can be mixed and matched for every season. Geometric florals appear on Preen‘s collection of ultra sleek cuts and dipping necklines. It’s sexy meets girly, the floral placement is lovely. Take a look at the special detailing, of hand-stiched art perfection.
Nanette Lepore took Mars and plastered it onto her pieces. The red hot planet inspired some pretty wicked color schemes for her collection. We can’t stop fawning over the purple and red floral print that looks like it was painted with a brush. Almost like swirly red roses. The most perfect fall color combo yet. Carolina Herrera‘s florals are too cute. The long navy velvet gown with gold petals is winter affair ready, while the white and bright blue silk print dresses are a fun retro throwback. Can’t forget the black floral pants with the cranberry colored fuzzy short coat. More perfect fall/floral color combos. Tracy Reese brought out the pops of color in a midi-length black dress with striking reddish poppies. A very autumn color palette continues in an adorable orange and magenta short flowered dress. Girly party-ready pieces. Oscar de la Renta and Erdem brought the shades down a notch, which resulted in something spectacular: an embroidered masterpiece and 60s-styled silhouettes.
Heading into posh territory, the floral madness didn’t just stop at RTW. Fall 2013 Haute Couture also featured some exquisite floral ensembles. Giambattisa Valli showed that even pastels are acceptable for autumn/winter, delicately placing blue flowers onto white dresses. Regality at its highest, the designer even featured a trail of deep purple flowers accenting the shoulder and side of a white lace ensemble. That gold crown adorning the model’s head… she’s a flower power goddess. Valentino too felt the floral bug, and subtly placed the print on evening gowns and accented coats. The bright yellow flowers are attention-grabbers, what a phenomenal floral surprise. Even the gold floral coat detailing is other-worldly. Bravissimo!
Flowers aren’t just for the ladies, which we saw in a few menswear spring 2014 lines. Gucci and Prada toyed with some petals and made them completely masculine. Just a hint to the fellas for the season to come…you’ll want to stock up. But for now, ladies, get your florals on. They’ll remind you of sunnier times, which are never out of style. fdmLOVES fall 2013 runway selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Allison Ripa.
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