Every year during the Spring/Summer season we have one recurring fashion trend – flower prints. And boy, do I love that trend! Every year has some trend variations – one season there are tribal prints, other vintage feel of the 50s. It is easy to go overboard, so don’t use different flower fabrics in the same outfit. I will occasionally wear flower prints during the winter, probably on some jumpers or coats, just to cheer things up, but the Spring season is perfect one to empty out all of the flowers from your wardrobe and say hello to warm, sunny days 🙂 !
Leather hand painted bag by Arka Hand Made, Split
Printed ballet flats by H&M
Floral prints first made their appearance in 12th century East Central Asia with a square panel embroidered with silk thread showing flowers, birds and animals. The popularity of floral patterns quickly took flight in Europe and the Middle East, where fabrics featuring pomegranates or artichoke hearts displayed a luxuriously regal lifestyle.
12th century East Asia floral patterns
At the start of the Victorian era, the art of floral designs on fabrics had become a sign of elegance and distinction. As the Art-Nouveau movement took it’s place in modern design, floral patterns followed.
Vintage 1930s purse
Hollywood legend Lana Turner was a lover of the flower prints; she was one of a key influencer when the print became increasingly popular in the 60s.
Lana Turner Prada outfits in 1967 and 2012
Flower Power today:
Dolce and Gabbana Fall/Winter 13/14 (amazing details)
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2013
Chanel Spring/Summer 2013
Versace Spring/Summer 2012
Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2008
Valentino floral print handbag
Guess stiletto heels
Dr. Martens floral print shoes
Floral patterns at Zara
Asos floral print maxi dress
Rakuten silver pendant
From L to R: Nicole Kidman, Anna Wintour, Kate Bosworth and Miranda Kerr
Same print – four looks 🙂 !
Sarah Jessica Parker
Street Style – rockin’ the flower print!
Thanks Miss Stela for the pictures 🙂
The Lovin’ Spoonful : Daydream
Splendor in the Grass : Trailer