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.
You know every Christmas you always get one of those ugly knitted sweaters from your grandma? Well, not this year.
This Christopher Kane sweater is perfect for the holiday season and beautiful with its embroidered front and sleeves. The entire collection is wonderful and very folklore inspired, and for the first time I think of it in a good way.
-Sofie at Ok,Bowtie
Official Statement From Christopher Kane:
For this Versus SS11 collection I played with combining floral, tartan stripe prints from the Versus archive, to achieve twisted and drape mesh dresses. The colour palette is very bright and optimistic (yellow, green, purple, orange, red and blue). I have worked printed mesh into longer, leaner dresses, and knitwear for a more casual sporty/grungy approach. The core of the collection is multi drape stretch mesh dresses using layers of printed mesh. Short comes in multicoloured pop dresses. Shoes and bags feature print and brogue details.
Josh Goot’s collection of prints served as an optical illusion to my eyes. I don’t know much about this designer, but there was something about his clothes that made me say wow. I would totally have to wear the dresses, jackets, or pants separately. They look good on the runway together but out in the open is another story.
I didn’t see any gorillas at Christopher Kane, but I did see crisp suits, gingham plaids, and exposed thighs and bras. All the dresses seemed to have two side splits. Some dresses had portions of gingham and solid fabric, while other dresses had layers of multi-colored gingham. The color schemes was faded pastels, browns, and blacks. Then towards the end of the show he introduced a floral embroidery pattern.
I watched the live stream of the Burberry fashion show, and I was AMAZED. Everyone on the live chat and twitter were just going nuts the whole entire show. The platform shoes were crazy gorgeous and crazy high. All of the dresses,pants, and tops had some form of draping or ruching. The classic trench coats were too perfect. Christopher Bailey created the perfect collection with the perfect pastel spring collection. I can already see this collection being photograph and styled for editorials already.
Photos from Vogue UK.