Spring 2012: Print Passion & Floral Fetish
Its no secret that women love flowers, so it makes perfect sense to decorate our clothes with them. An Asian inspired print fashionable for hundreds of years influenced unexpected florals by Thakoon to Jason Wu graffiti styled botanicals.
Florals are always a frequent flier in spring collections, but this time around, the collections were grandiose visually and were literally blooming. Blumarine took on the most literal interpretation with a flower power overload, while other designers such as Erdem embraced floral femininity. There is something genuinely feminine about these prints, but designers like Proenza Schouler gave spring blooms some street cred.
Not only did florals make a come around, kaleidoscope and geometrical prints were also the talk of the town. Inspired by decorative art forms, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto and Preen wowed us with their variety and motifs. We can safely say prints blossomed on a different tree this Spring 2012.
Styling Tip: Really have fun with this trend. Listen to your own style and don’t be afraid to mix and match. When doing crazy prints, a tailored silhouette usually works best.
Shopping Tip: I would say splurge on a beautiful cocktail dress/gown floral piece and go light on geometrical/kaleidoscope printed separates.