THE FLORAL ( NEVER-ENDING ) TREND

THE FLORAL ( NEVER-ENDING ) TREND

Tutia maxi dress from Horror Vacui / Floral bead-embellished drop clip-on earrings from Etro

Dainty georgette floral-print wrap skirt from Ganni / Golden plissé floral-print dress from Zimmermann

Floral patterns, floral embroideries, floral shapes. It is an ever-green that never fails to show up in each season. It’s all about embracing the joy and romance of spring, actually not just in those months but 365 days a year. Perhaps this is why the floral trend is one that just won’t go away.

The variety is huge. Printed mini-dresses like the plissé one from Zimmermann, that looks exactly like an April country side field with its little shy flowers and herbs. Or the wrap skirt from Ganni that plays with daisies, myosotis and poppies. 

One brand that’s going strong lately its Horror Vacui, a German brand based in Munchen, the capital city of Bavaria. It is inspired by vintage sleepwear and Liberty prints. Every style features thoughtful details that go from scalloped edges and delicate smocking to the intricate prints themselves. Flowers are some of the most used prints. Surely not easy-going but also surely a statement pieces that can be paired with white t-shirt and denim for every day looks.

This trend does not stop at clothing, as there’s always the entire universe of accessories. Silk scarves, purses and even earrings. You just have to choose. 

BRANDS I LOVE

BRANDS I LOVE

HVN

Morgan heart-print silk long dress / Josephine floral-print silk long dress / Maria cherry-print cotton-blend dress / Nora floral-print silk slip dress 

Dresses inspired by vintage closets. Luxurious fabrics. Different prints, motifs and colors. Ginghams, cherries and flowers. Those are the key elements that makes HVN the brand it is. HVN is all about Harley Viera Newton: it’s owner, creator and one of the coolest women around. She lets her designs talk for her and what she loves… the outcome it’s amazing.

 

KALEOS EYEHUNTERS

Dunnage 2 / Shawer 2 / Lund 2 / Everdeen 3 

Sunglasses have always been fundamental in my every-day looks, as they can be bold and eye-catching giving to the most simple white t-shirt and jeans combination a twist. Kaleos Eyehunters has definitely a huge selection of amazing eyewear that I would buy right away. thanks to the always present and well balanced mix of design, fashion and luxury.

RIXO LONDON

Iris Mini Wrap Dress / Georgia Midi Skirt With Slits /  Twiggy Cowl Neck Mini Dress / Mila Halter Neck Bikini Top + Bora High Waisted Bikini Bottom 

Founded in 2015 by two alumni of the London College of Fashion, it reflects their deep appreciation of all the things that are vintage. It’s a brand that wants to “ shoot for the stars and has no plans of falling short “, that I quote directly from the owners. Stars, constellations and planets are also the main subjects of the ” Cosmic Costellation” collection. Smooth and classic lines define all their pieces: from dresses, skirts to blouses and swimwear … they offer the ideal vibes for this year’s summer getaways.

DANSE LENTE 

Young brick / Mia blush red brown / Mini Jhonny white blush 

Danse Lente, which means Slow Dance in French, is a handbags and small leather London based brand. Their vision is highly modern; structured bags with clear and geometrical lines. They offer a wide range of styles and colors, but their soft clear color ( together with the reds ) are the ones that immediately got my attention. 

SWIMWEAR

SWIMWEAR

Classic shapes and cuts, simple colors and styles is what I have in mind for swimwear this year. Spring is finally here and I’ve found myself wondering about putting on a bikini or a one piece and peacefully relax by the sea… that’s something that I didn’t long for that much until a few years ago. Sadly I have to wait quite a few months ( hopefully ) before I will be able to enjoy the sun during long relaxing days like the ones I am dreaming of! So I did a bit of research and found four pieces that matches my mood:

From left to right: Ephemera‘s laced-back swimsuit / Matteau‘s the Crop bikini top + the Classic bikini briefs / Solid & Striped‘s the Michelle cherry-print swimsuit / Marysia Swim’s Antibes scallop-edged bandeau bikini top Antibes swimmer-print scallop-edged bikini briefs

 

BOYY BAGS

BOYY BAGS

From top to bottom, left to right:  KARL 24 in Rose Dust, ROMEO in Toy, FRED in Sunrise and DEVON in Suede Sage.

BOYY is an international brand launched in 2006 by designers Jesse Dorsey and Wannasiri Kongman. You surely already saw this brand plenty of times, both on magazines and social media.. lots of amazing pics can be found mostly on Instagram! What gets me of all the BOYY bags is the well defined structure, the usage of different materials, such as the black suede lining that can be found in almost all their models, and also the statement frontal flap closure.

As the designer themselves say their philosophy “has always been that a women’s accessory should have a masculine feel, balancing out a woman’s femininity, sort of a yin-yang thing…” and that’s actually what makes them so cool and unique.

Lately I’ve been dreaming of adding one of them to my collection, its just so hard to choose among all the models and nuances offered!

KITTEN HEELS

KITTEN HEELS

From top to bottom: Ruched satin mules from Marco De Vincenzo / Stripes slingback from Zara / Crystal slingback from Mango 

Kitten hells can be loved or hated, there’s no in between. I have to say that, even tough iI didn’t actually consider this kind of heel in past years, I’ve found myself literally wanting to buy lots of them, they are classy but not too hard to walk in. Above I’ve selected three different pairs, from slingbacks to mules, that you can find in stores right now and that I would love to add in my closet.

Let’s chat a bit in the comment section: do you like them? do you already own a pair? and how would you wear them? Right now i’d go for a classic pair of blue jeans and white shirt …And if the weather won’t allow us to wear them barefoot, then wearing them with plain black socks or glittery socks is definitely an option!

IETS FRANS

IETS FRANS

Belt from Iets Frans / Vintage mom jeans from Diesel / Jacket from Aspesi Blu / Turtleneck from United Colors of Benetton 

Belts over jackets are surely a thing right now. Got my Iets Frans belt in Urban Outfitters, after being in my wishlist just for a short while; you can also find it in other different variations such as this one that I like very much too. Paired it with a fluffy white jacket from Aspesi that has a short classic cut: the combo makes the jacket a little more sporty, also thanks to the jeans I decided to wear. A white turtleneck finished the look, keeping it all very light and matchy.