Spring 2013 Trends: THE WALLFLOWER

the wallflower cover

Finally Friday, my sweet readers! This is the third part of our Spring 2013 Trend Report and so far, you seem to be liking this posts a lot (nothing makes me happier, really). Today I have a trend that’s always a regular on the Spring runways, it’s also a personal favorite: FLORAL PRINTS. My love for floral prints started a long time ago and like pastel colors, it will never grow old for me. Season after season, flowers always get reinvented by designers all over the world. We’ve seen the microfloral style, the textured one, the digital print version, the embroidered, the embellished (with flowers, possibilities are endless). For 2013, flowers look so lively one might even think they are real. But wait (not everything is digital print), there is another take on them and one that I personally prefer: the wallpaper prints.

Remember those Laura Ashley dresses? Well, that kind of print is kinda back! Botanical prints, retro floral paper, vintage flower compositions? You are going to find them everywhere! From Erdem’s meticulous patterns (pure poetry) and Thakoon’s flowery birdcages to Dries Van Noten’s ethereal grunge, flowers are all around and thank God for that! Hey, Spring is all about blooming.

WHO DID IT?

  • Dries Van Noten / Peter Som / Thakoon
  • Erdem / Antonio Marras / Giambattista Valli

THE MUST-HAVE PIECES: A flowery sundress, I bet you have a bunch of those already! The silk, printed top, loose enough to look effortlessly chic when tucked inside a pair of trousers of shorts. A floral pencil skirt, workwear gone cute? Yes, please! Last but not least, the garden bikini (just beacuse they are lovely)!

WALLFLOWER SPLURGE

  1. Blazer, Rag & Bone
  2. Shorts, Stella McCartney
  3. Cardigan, RED Valentino
  4. Swimsuit, Gucci
  5. Slippers, Oscar de la Renta
  6. Dress, Dolce & Gabbana
  7. Sunglasses, Irregular Choice
  8. Skirt, Stella McCartney
  9. T-shirt, Moschino
  10. Bag, Dolce & Gabbana
  11. Pumps, Charlotte Olympia

steal wallflower

  1. Shirt, Romwe
  2. Bikini, Zimmermann
  3. Top, Mango
  4. Scarf, Modcloth
  5. Flats, Corso Como
  6. Playsuit, Topshop
  7. Sunnies, Asos
  8. Sweatshirt, Romwe
  9. Necklace, Romwe
  10. Platforms, Jeffrey Campbell
  11. Pants, Topshop

That’s a wrap for today? Loving the garden flowers for Spring? Drop me a line or two, I’d love to hear what you think and what trends you’d like to see next.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Style.com, Topshop, Polyvore, Farfetch, River Island, Target

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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