This is why I wasn't surprised to find a lot of color and bright patterns when I went to a nearby shopping center this afternoon. There were only a few shops with native lines (the rest were American stores), but these shops were so fun for a girl like me. I saw a large variety of swimwear in bold patterns and sheer caftans and such for swim cover-ups, also decorated with colorful prints. The everyday clothing was not the best quality, but it was interesting to see the different styles and patterns used in another country's fashions. Though I tried some things on, no, I did not buy anything. (Remember my 2012 Fashion Resolution to be a more careful shopper?) Instead, I was inspired to write this post.
Anyway, this brings us to the topic of today's post. I have always been a lover of floral prints. No matter where I go, I never fail to be enticed by the florals on the racks of clothing stores. Seeing so many flowers here and so many floral prints while shopping, I was interested in scouring the brands I know for some great florals that are more accessible. Below, you will find some brief features of brands known for their fantastic floral prints. After all, it may be winter where I live, but I still like to brighten things up!
Erdem Morialioglu cites "color, optimism, and oddities" as his design signatures. Born in Canada, the designer studied at the Royal College of Art. His brand has received numerous awards, including the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2010.
Images from erdem.co.uk
Stolen Girlfriends Club
The latest collection from this brand made good use graphics of colorful floral landscapes reminiscent Monet's depictions of nature. Combined with interesting silhouettes and three-dimensional details, the brand had its own unique spin on the inspiration.
Images from stolengirlfriendsclub.com
Mary Katrantzou is one of the lastest It designers to hit the scene, but she is certainly making her mark. Known throughout the industry for her fabulous and one-of-a-kind juxtapositions of print, the designer freely uses color and composes unique, architectural silhouettes for only the most perfect creations. The theme for this collection was man vs. nature, so naturally florals were everywhere.
Images from style.com
Known for its great selection of indie designers and in-demand supply of vintage, this shopping website is perfect for the woman who hates wearing what everyone else has. The picks are stylish, affordable, and even the new pieces have a fun, vintage feel. The floral pieces offered by ModCloth are stunning and quite classy.
Images from modcloth.com
Hopefully this post has given you a glimpse of what florals will be looking like for the spring 2012 season. Personally, I'm looking forward to buying some great floral printed dresses for spring and summer from ModCloth.
Do you like floral prints? Which of these brands is your favorite for florals? Let me know with a comment!
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