Couture fashion shows give designers the chance to create the most extravagant, high fashion pieces. Whether designers choose to go avant-garde or celebrate the exquisite details of clothing, couture fashion week always inspires. This year’s spring-summer couture fashion week is no exception. With the help of some flower power, couture fashion week exuded the beauty of wildlife with artistic statement pieces inspired by mother nature.
Some designers took a literal approach to the theme of nature. Viktor & Rolf’s set of tulle-filled mini dresses resembled the blooming of a beautiful bouquet of flowers. With a head full of wheat stalks, models were clad in graphic floral prints in a quirky look for a garden party.
Chanel’s spring/summer couture collection was also adorned with flowers. An array of thin fabrics created an illusion of a paper garden party,resembling pieces of art. Carefully crafted flower appliqués were decorated in unconventional areas, like at the hemlines and puff sleeves.
For a toned down, sophisticated approach to the natural world, Armani Privé presented a slew of evening wear embellished in feathers, muted tones, sequins. As Privé main muse, prints of bamboo plants splattered over tailored jackets and evening gowns.
Although couture fashion isn’t as appropriate off the runway, these garden party looks can be applied to ready-to-wear garments. Drawings of floral scenes seen in Giambattista Valli’s pieces can be incorporated into graphic tees for an artistic touch. Elie Saab’s short dresses, adorned with petals and nude colors, can also be worn as contemporary wear. In any case, these nature-inspired collections are paving the way for some new tropical trends.