Trend: Flower Power

"Florals? For spring? Ground breaking." 
- Devil Wears Prada

I know.

Flowers are not exactly the most inspiring for spring. Predictable really and trust me, I'm not a flower fan either.This season though, florals got an overhaul.

No longer are they dainty and subdued. This spring, unexpected designers gave their take on floral prints. Loud and attention grabbing seemed to be the theme. Minimalist Celine designer, Phoebe Philo, decidedly made a head to toe floral suit. Ricardo Tisci did hyper colour floral prints that still stayed true to the dark beauty aesthetic of Givenchy. Red carpet darling Prabal Gurung  had a futuristic edge to his flower motif thanks to fabrics that were steel-like luminous. While Alexander Wang infused his "botanical" prints on to sporty pieces and a gratuitous motorcycle helmet. It's interesting to me that the tired idea of florals for spring is re-energized by brands with an aesthetic that contradicts it. Sporty, digital, futuristic, or minimalistic, I'm for sure looking forward to how this translates on the streets this spring.

Are you a fan of this season's florals?

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