Blossoms are big this summer—filled with colour, texture and shapes. As a carry-over from spring, you will find beautiful posies of roses, violets and poppies showing up on everything, from hairbands to shoes. Flowers are a symbol of fertility and happiness. They’re an answer to the uncertainties of our time, and a gentle reminder of global warming and the environmental issues that currently threaten our planet. Flowers remind us that we want to live and be surrounded by pretty things.
So let us support this trend; the choices are many. Of course, my absolute favourite is flowers on hairbands, exquisitely crafted by Louis Vuitton to complement its Spring/Summer voluminous dresses. These adorable pieces are thin wire bands with tufts of flowers in printed fabrics popping up sporadically.
Other gorgeous touches that you could add to your wardrobe to give yourself a flowery, flirty edge are Dolce&Gabbana’s embroidered denim purse, Moschino’s pearl-and-ebony necklace, Chanel’s printed canvas brooch and, maybe, an elegant flower print dress from Valentino.
Indian designers, too, have added flowers to their collection. The prettiest of the lot have to be Rajesh Pratap’s clever orange flowers on handbags and skirts and Manish Arora’s multicoloured floral dresses, skirts and blouses.
Flowers bring colour to summer. Multiple colours are big this season, so splurge on little things to set off your neutrals.
A little hair clip, a purse with a burst of colour, a long flowing dress teamed with a plain vest—these are the looks that will enrich your long, hot days.
The earth and the things it creates are all in fashion. Designers are simply following suit. So, whether you are on a beach, by the swimming pool or on a hill, take a sprig or two of flower fashion along.