Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Trends: Flower Power!

Along with pastel colors, strong prints and witty slogans, florals are going to be a huge trend in the forthcoming season. You may think that flowers are too obvious for spring and summer, but from discrete abstract floral prints to flamboyant dresses with flower appliques, there are many ways you can rock this trend.

Christopher Kane conceptualized the flower motif which has been used many times by almost all designers in the history of fashion and created something completely original. He made cutouts in the shape of petal and compared anatomy of flower to a female body through a series of graphs and illustrations printed on clothes.

Dolce & Gabbana, Giambattista Valli and Matthew Williamson designed some gorgeous pieces with colorful floral appliques, while Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, Preen and Jonathan Saunders made flowers look more electric and abstract. Antonio Marras, Temperley London and Alberta Ferretti used florals for romantic and fluttery summer dresses, but Mulberry and Eudon Choi made them modern and urban. Miuccia Prada printed flowers on her beautiful Miu Miu summer coats, while Vivienne Westwood played with the concept of wild and untouched nature and used floral patterns for her Red Label collection which deals with the issue of climate change.

Even though florals are traditionally more often used for women’s clothes, they are going to be a big trend for men as well, with some outstanding designs by Anna Sui, Prada and Meadham Kirchhoff.

1 Dolce Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

2 Anna Sui

Anna Sui

3 Mulberry

Mulberry

4 Miu Miu

Miu Miu

5 Antonio Marras

Antonio Marras

6 Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane

7 Jonathan Saunders

Jonathan Saunders

8 House of Holland

House of Holland

9 Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou

10 Eudon Choi

Eudon Choi

11 Prada

Prada

12 Elie Saab

Elie Saab

13 Alberta Ferretti

Alberta Ferretti

14 Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Vivienne Westwood Red Label

15 Preen

Preen

16 Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

17 Temperley London

Temperley London

18 Fashion East

Fashion East

19 MeadhamKirchhoff

Meadham Kirchhoff

20 Matthew Willamson

Matthew Willamson

21 Peter Pilotto

Peter Pilotto

22 Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Images: www.vogue.com, www.style.com

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2 comments

  1. fashionlover013

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    Love, Fashion Frenzy

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