Floral Trend Report: Resort 2015 Collections

Floral motifs were a common theme and a clear trend in the collections shown in the 2015 Resort runway shows last month. Each of the many designers who used floral patterns in their collections did so in their own unique and original way, varying in color, size, fabric, style and mood. Here is a breakdown of some of the many ways designers used floral patterns in their 2015 Resort Collections:

Thom BrownThom Browne showed small, repetitive black-and-white floral motifs like White/Black Floral Lawn in sophisticated styles like cardigan sets, high-waisted A-line skirts, suits, button-up dress shirts and sheath dresses.

ValentinoValentino displayed aratherutilitarian collection (an anomaly for typical resort collections), showcasing pieces like canvas bomber jackets, midi skirts and sensible espadrille sandals. The use of large, colorful floral patterns like Black/Pink Floral Chiffon, Black/Purple Floral Chiffon and Gold Floral Georgette added a whimsical element to the more feminine styles in the designer’s everyday themed collection.

Giambattista ValliGiambattista Valli took a nostalgic route with his resort collection this year. With a nod to the flower power children of the era, Valli used small floral prints to ornament his 60s and 70s-style looks in a palette of yellow, lavender, pink and white. From bell-bottom pants with a small floral pattern like Brown/Yellow Floral Lawn to cocktail dresses in lace floral like Blue Floral Lace, the collection emanated a fun, playful attitude.

Andrew GNFrom short shorts to full-length, elegant ball gowns, Andrew GN incorporated colorful, pretty floral patterns on the various designs of his very feminine collection. Larger-scale patterns like Navy Blue Floral Lawn appeared on sophisticated red carpet-style gowns while brightly colored, medium-sized prints like Black/Pink Floral Georgette adorned the sportier designs like matching shorts and jacket sets.

ZimmermanFloral prints showed their romantic side in luxe beachwear designer, Nicky Zimmerman’s 2015 Resort Collection. In breezy, structured, openwork lattice lace and crocheted dresses, floral designs like Light Brown Floral Lawn, Beige Floral Lawn and Brown/Coral Floral Lawn were used to add an element of color, texture and romance to the already sexy designs.

July 11, 2014 — Shopify API