— June 11, 2014 —
Floral prints seems to be all the rage for Resort 2015 with blooms and blossoms interpreted in a multitude of form and shape. While there is an undeniable femininity associated with anything floral, this season, designers are presenting a new and undaunting approach to floral and botanical prints that are less romantic and more about making a bold style statement.
Taking inspiration from the silk scarf, Raf Simon's designs for the Christian Dior reflected a softer, more fluid sensibility while keeping to his signature clean and modern aesthetic. Florals are matched with black and white stripes; hand-painted botanical motifs appear on sleek shift tops and dresses.
Injected with an Eastern exoticism, floral designs from Chanel's Cruise collection comes in the most elaborate and extravagant textures and treatments from clusters of beading to three-dimensional appliqué to patchworks.
Thom Browne styled his floral theme collection by mixing multicolor floral prints into head-to-toe looks that make more than a blooming statement. He also added his signature red-white-and-blue tones, striped shirts and fitted jackets and shirts into the mix creating strong silhouettes that he is famous for. (We also love the colored tights that complete the looks!)
Nicholas Ghesquière continued to impress with his second collection at Louis Vuitton. Mismatched prints and intricate embellishments in bold colors dominate the show but what is catching our eyes are the various floral print designs that come in the form of a pantsuit, draped top, dresses and skirts that will surely become key looks for the season.