Once upon a time, florals lived solely in the realm of the dainty tea dress and the pretty pinafore. Not any more. Modern florals dare to be different, adding bold embellishment to any item of clothing. We tracked down the most up to date floral looks on the catwalks and the streets of London Fashion Week, to bring you plenty of inspiration for a blooming beautiful new season wardrobe.
Pastel petals in ice-cream shades will always be popular, but why not give romantic roses and hydrangeas extra attitude by toughening them up with biker boots and an oversized sweater? House of Holland sent colourful floral combos down its catwalk, roughed around the edges with leather cuffs, netting, lace up boots and sweaters. While this girl snapped on the street rocks an almost all-black ensemble, the pretty pops of pastel on her flower print skirt look anything but twee.
The bomber is a jacket trend that’s here to stay, so why not freshen up your throw-on with an equally of the moment ‘just picked from the garden’ mixed bouquet detail? This gorgeous garnet jacket embroidered with an oversized rose, foliage and a handful of pretty peonies was spotted outside the shows livening up jeans and a plain white t-shirt. Similarly, the Henry Holland collection dared to pair floral bombers with gingham to create a fantastic cowgirl-style print clash.
We see plenty of floral headpieces around, especially during festival season, but the trend for flowery feet is a new one. These Dolce & Gabbana beauties adorned with 3D roses and wild red and white poppies are a sight for sore eyes, and Anya Hindmarch also sent her models down the catwalk in a variety of floral-embellished footwear.
Embroidered on Denim
The 90s are a big fashion trend at the moment, and there are few things more 90s than embroidered light blue or white denim. This stylish fashion week-goer shows that florals don’t have to be girly – his single bloom tiger lily has a slithering snake around the stem! Wear your flowers on your jeans or on a denim jacket as seen on the House of Holland catwalk.
Full On Florals
The fashion feeling about florals at the moment is definitely go big or go home! This daring lady spotted at Fashion Week isn’t afraid of flowers, sporting a coat created from big, blousy blooms in pink and peach hues – we spotted gorgeous peonies and carnations clustered on this incredible coat. On the catwalk, Peter Jensen matched dresses and jackets for full on florals and showcased gorgeous flower appliqué dresses for neck to knee petal power.
This London Fashion Week confirms that the most popular pick of the bunch was indeed Peonies when dressed in an alternative way. It's clear it’s time to ditch the ditsy prints and take florals away from village fete territory. These floral looks with a modern twist are daring, different and definitely fashion-forward.
For more floral fashion inspiration, head to our London Fashion Week Street Style board