AW17 Catwalk Report: Florals

Obsessed with florals? You’re in luck. Whether worn head-to-toe or styled through statement accessories, florals were out in full force for Fashion Month, proving that this trend is showing no signs of slowing down for next season. From granny-chic blooms to power petals, get the low-down on florals with our exclusive catwalk report.

The Most-Hyped Shows

L-R: Preen, Gucci and Mulberry

Florals bloomed across the runways for AW17. At Preen, New Romantic prints were given a modern makeover with stand-out colours, exaggerated shapes and layered fabrics, while Mulberry put a fresh new spin on countryside florals with pops of purple. Things took a turn for the eccentric over at Gucci, where maximalist blooms met with beetles, butterflies and even a few pineapples to create power pieces with ultimate look-at-me appeal.

The Trends

L-R: Mulberry and Erdem

When it came to accessories, florals were – quite literally – worn from top to toe. Oversized sunglasses with jewel-encrusted petals added a dose of serious sparkle to the Mulberry show, while high-shine blooms on lace-up flats and block heels lead the way at Erdem.

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L-R: Etro, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci

Full-petal prints, embroideries and major clash-ups: bags were in full bloom for a whole host of designers, with the likes of Etro, Dolce and Gabbana and Gucci jumping on the floral hype. Neat, boxy shapes were the structure of choice for these statement styles, featuring a mix of short handles and over-the-shoulder straps for hands-free days.

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L-R: Bora Aksu and Mary Katrantzou

Elsewhere, florals continued to make an impact in unexpected new ways. Tousled hairstyles with trailing blue blooms at Bora Aksu had us dreaming about prom nights and weddings alike, while the jewelled floral necklaces worn over high-neck velvet collars at Mary Katrantzou hinted at the opulence of our winter wardrobes yet to come.

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