Florals don’t have to be worn just in spring and summertime. Plenty of designers included pretty flowery patterns in their Fall/Winter 13 collections this year, injecting some colour into the usually muted ranges.
Givenchy was one fashion house that put a unique stamp on the trend for this season. Creative director Riccardo Tisci came up with some beautiful pieces for Paris Fashion Week, such as a black matching jacket and skirt covered in vintage-style roses and lighter coat with a similar pattern.
He dressed a then-heavily pregnant Kim Kardashian in one of his iconic dresses for her appearance at the Met Ball in May and described what flowers mean to him.
“To me, pregnancy is the most beautiful thing in the world, and when you celebrate something, you give people flowers,” he explained at the time.
Valentino also delved into floral patterns for its Fall/Winter pieces. Design duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli created a beautiful, ladylike collection and their wooden runway during their show gave the outfits a glamorous feel. One piece which really stood out was a long-sleeved floor-length dress featuring a white collar, matching cuffs and colourful flowers embroidered onto the bodice and skirt.
Their pieces had a classic aura to them and some resembled old-fashioned curtains, such as a high-waisted skirt and matching jacket with pink flowers and stems.
Lavin unveiled a formal Fall/Winter collection that included some simple statement pieces. Its approach to floral patterns was more subtle with a pink, high-necked prom-style dress an example. British model Cara Delevingne wore a piece demonstrating the label’s use of flowers, with her navy midi-dress boasting white roses and green leaves.
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