Each time a model pounded down the runway in something floral last week, Miranda Priestly was in our head, "Florals...for spring. Groundbreaking." But these were for Fall, and they were everywhere: Erin Fetherston, Peter Som, Michael Kors, Sari Gueron and Derek Lam to name just a few. The idea is appealing. On a disgusting rainy/slushy/snowy day like today, a purple floral mini would make the day a little more bearable. But the truth is that we're already a little over the floral thing, and for most people, it's only just started. When we saw Anna in that yellow and blue-flowered skirt (a couple times) last week, we didn't think, "Oh, how pretty," (and it was!) We thought, "Oh, it's that Prada skirt. Again." Maybe it's because we work in fashion, or maybe it's because we have the attention span of a six year-old, but we feel like florals (especially the Balenciaga kind,) have been dominating editorials for months, and so to just now see them on the street, we can't help but feel over it, and totally surprised (and bored) to see it again for Fall. We're pretty sure we're still going to rock some cute floral dresses with gladiators in a couple months, but come October, we think we'll probably have moved on to stars or swirls or something in between. Would you invest in key floral pieces for fall? Or will this trend never make it off the runways?
Peter Som Spring 2012: Big Florals and Bold Colors
After spending the morning with Peter Som a few days before his spring show, we couldn’t wait to see the strong, bright—but not overly feminine—floral prints take shape on the runway. Although we knew what to expect, we were still curious to hear Tommy Hilfiger’s predictions before the show began. “Fun and lux,” the designer told us. Clearly, Hilfiger knows his consultant well. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.