Bodacious Botanics



“Florals for spring…. Groundbreaking”….

…But yet somehow they are
From Zara to Dolce and gabbana the industry took botanical to another level for spring/summer 2016


Top applied appliqué / embellishment create detail of interest and can make a girl feel like she’s surrounded by the chicest of gardens 




Nostalgic for a simpler time
Channel your inner flower-child 
For, 60’s and 70’s messages are stronger than ever




I attended a trend forecasting presentation earlier this year 
And one of the speakers said nothing is at this time vintage, but new, by adding details, add ons create fresh innovative looks






It’s not just a floral print


Karlie Kloss by Steven Meisel
Dolce Gabbana



Floral motifs are used in lace and leather….

….pieced in…


…embellished…


…laser cut…

…and used in grand jacquard patterns 



This is a great spotlight for designers like Dolce and Gabbana who are always on the ornate train…





Wilhelmina Cooper, photo by Bert Stern, Vogue- 1964



This trend is indeed trickled down to mainstream market as well


Zara utilized florals in the silk / satin head to toe dressing well-known in the 60’s 


Just check your vogue archive
Insert vintage vogue image of silk pant blazer set 

                                   Vogue dec 1966 Editha Dussler, Antonia and Sveva by Henry Clarke

Vintage






Floral Crown 1960s model Jean Shrimpton:






Work it, girl
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