From poppies at Erdem, red roses at Prada, and dandelions at Christopher Kane, the runways were in full bloom for spring and summer as floral prints came out to play en masse.
Springtime means only one thing on the sartorial calendar: florals, and lots of them. The s/s 12 runways were awash with decorative and whimsical patterns on lace and organza, ushering in the new season’s buzzwords: gorgeous girlieness. The look was defiantly pretty, with beaded and applique numbers at Moschino Cheap and Chic and Prada. Gorgeous floral stickers lay under organza sheaths at Christopher Kane whilst sunflowers sat on tulle at Rodarte.
Images: Jil Sander S2011 RTW, ADAM Resort 2012, Bottega Veneta Resort 2012.
Ladies and gentleman, let me reintroduce you to an old friend: Monochrome. You might not recognize monochrome from the pictures above because recently, monochrome has undergone a makeover. No longer does the idea of wearing an outfit entirely of one color apply only to black and white. In fact, for summer, the brighter the better. BUT, since wearing orange or yellow head-to-toe may be a bit intimidating for many women, here’s how some brave fashionistas carry off the trend in real life:
The Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, pops in purple, while a Style Pantry owner re-defines blue jeans. Finally, The Sartorialist spotted the third woman on the streets of Milan and couldn’t resist taking her picture. The trend is easier than it looks and I guarantee your overflowing closet could put together more than a few monochrome looks. For more ideas, check out the SHOP section below and boldly go where your closet has never gone before with monochrome!
Blue: Splendid Safari-style shirt, ADAM Pleated skirt.
Coral: Chinti and Parker Organic cotton tank, Vanessa Bruno Tapered crepe pants.
Green: Splendid Cotton tee, Alice + Olivia Cady satin shorts.
Tan: Chloe Silk-crepe shirt, Kelly Bergin Leather mini skirt.
Red: Chloe Cape-back silk-crepe top, Michael Kors Samantha skinny pant.
Allison of Lady in Red Lipstick