Winter Florals are big this season. It started in the 1800s with flower pressing , but this time it is all about delicate flowers and exquisitely embellished dresses. I never thought that flora, fauna and fashion could be used in the same sense. However, I suppose after Dolce&Gabbana`s lemons, limes and oranges, I am not surprised winter florals are big this season.
The Devil Wears Prada’s Miranda Priestly sarcastically deigned florals for spring ‘ground breaking’. But what about florals for winter? Botanical patterns don’t have to be reserved for the warmer months, with fashionistas everywhere rocking printed, feminine looks whatever the weather.
After trolling all over the internet and magazines, I thought I will share some of my favourite finds of High End fashion and High Street fashion .
Floral look could be very versatile, go for feminine, whimsical, almost a bohemian look, paring pieces like silk dress with suede ankle or knee-high boots , or choose a sweatshirt with a flower pattern for an off-duty version.
If you decided to wearing a floral dress now, choose darker shades and toughen up the look with a leather biker and trainers or boots. For floral tops, pair with jeans and boots to balance the femininity of the print
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High-End designers takes on floral fashion in dresses
Known for his exquisite detailing and unique, innovative use of floral prints, Erdem Moralioglu’s eponymous label celebrates colour, pattern and exaggerated femininity. Upon receiving his master’s degree from the Royal College of Art, Moralioglu moved to New York, where he worked alongside Diane von Furstenberg before relocating back to London to launch his own label in 2005. His beautifully cut silhouettes and signature styling continue to evolve each season, with truly original printed silk tops, fitted skirts and sweeping maxi dresses that embody the brand’s fresh outlook.
Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are the masterminds behind the Peter Pilotto label, both hailing from Antwerp’s renowned Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Print and impeccable tailoring work in unison to flatter the female form; an ingenious approach that makes even the most directional of prints accessible and elegant.
Jeanne Lanvin joined the Syndicat de la Couture (now the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne) in 1909. A keen traveller, Lanvin collected fabrics from around the world that inspired her use of print, colour and intricate trimmings. The collections grew to encompass homeware, menswear, lingerie and her signature perfume, Arpège, and today the house continues a legacy of exquisitely crafted and exceptionally elegant collections.
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High-End designers takes on floral fashion in jackets
Few fashion houses boast Gucci’s timeless allure, and the label has been definitive in relaying Italian luxury into ready-to-wear fashion since 1921. Maintaining the perfect balance between its Florentine heritage and its reputation as a fashion leader, Gucci caters for every need and remains the brand of choice for statement accessories and enchanting fragrances.
From signature studded clutches and vertiginous stilettos to instantly recognisable menswear staples and sensuous floral fragrances, Valentino has a new tough-luxe attitude thanks to Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. The coveted Rockstud range of women’s shoes and accessories is offset by references to glamorous Italian lifestyles, in the form of signature gilded accents, lace overlays and saturated shades. Meanwhile, Valentino’s men’s trainers have become ‘It’ items in their own right.
Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet is the go-to brand for glamorous party dresses and punchy cocktail-hour separates, striking the perfect balance between sophistication and playful quirkiness. Bendet launched the label in 2002 after she was unable to find the perfect pair of trousers and decided to make them herself. Her aim was simple – a flattering cut, statement fabric and a retro feel – an objective that she has successfully maintained across the Alice + Olivia line.
Taking inspiration from London’s street style, these florals all about making statement styles wearable. Mixing structured silhouettes with fluid fabrics, expect flowing dresses, placement prints and dashes of denim.
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High-End designers takes on floral fashion in jackets
Since launching Proenza Schouler in 2002, New York-based design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have become known for a powerful mixture of downtown cool and beautiful tailoring, as well as highly covetable accessories including the cult PS1 satchels. Having met while studying at Parsons School of Design, the duo collaborated on their senior thesis, which would eventually become their first collection as Proenza Schouler – named after their mothers’ maiden names. Drawing inspiration from contemporary art and youth culture, collections perfectly encapsulate a sense of refined ease.
Under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, OBE, Alexander McQueen has been hailed as one of Britain’s greatest avant-garde labels, its collections combining flawless tailoring with a darkly beautiful aesthetic. True to the legacy of Lee Alexander McQueen, the house continues to deliver exquisite ready-to-wear and couture, alongside a range of instantly recognisable accessories, including the coveted Alexander McQueen scarves, bags and jewellery.
CFDA finalists and sisters-in-law Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard blend classic sensibility with eclectic edge for a multi-dimensional approach to design. The Veronica Beard label has grown exponentially since launching its signature ‘dickey’ jacket, with collections focusing on a uniform philosophy and simplifying the art of dressing well.