Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NYFW Runway In Review - Floral and Tropical

Today is our first installment of our Runway in Review series where we will be recapping some of our favorite fashion week prints and trends from each city!

New York Fashion Week kicked off the Spring/Summer 2015 runway collections and as always, florals and tropicals were well represented but interpreted in fresh and inspiring ways.

Designers (left to right) - Lela Rose, Naeem Khan, Tracy Reese, Zimmerman, Bibhu Mohapatra, Carmen Marc Valvo

Transitioning from the Fall and Resort shows, vintage inspired painterly florals continued to be very popular on the runways.  These soft watercolor blooms add a romantic touch to springs feminine frocks.

Designers (left to right) Elizabeth & James, Peter Som, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Suno, Rag & Bone

In contrast to the soft Watercolor Blooms mentioned above, graphic interpretations were also seen all over the runways. Whether it was the cut out silhouettes at Peter Som and Rag & Bone or the floral dot mix as seen at Vera Wang and Suno, these modernized florals add a bit of edge and complement more structured garments beautifully.

Designers (left to right) - Rag & Bone, Yigal Azrouel, Thakoon, Timo Weiland, Elizabeth & James, Nicole Miller

In continuation of the Graphic Floral trend, clean shapes and silhouettes were also exhibited in this seasons tropical prints. Simple repeats and reduced colors give a vintage feel to our favorite palm prints and the muted color palettes add an air of sophistication and maturity to this playful summer staple.

Designers (left to right) - Osklen, Osklen, Josie Natori, Nicole Miller, Clover Canyon, Clover Canyon

Unlike Simplistic Palms, Island Oasis is anything but simple. Adopting a 'more is more' attitude this season, designers like Osklen and Clover Canyon exhibited very loud tropical floral prints reflective of the colorful environments they capture. Photo real and blurred techniques excite the eye and are sure to make a statement.

Stay tuned later this week for the next installment of our Runway in Review series and check out our constantly updated Spring 2015 Pinterest Board for all of the best runway prints (so far)!

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