LFW Spring 2013: Florals bloom to life
Posted by on September 20, 2012 | 10:50 am EST

(L-R) Holly Fulton, Temperley London, Erdem and Clements Ribeiro

Unsurprisingly, floral prints blossomed on many designer catwalks. Actually, it was pretty much expected to see this eternally transeasonal print during London Fashion Week. The only question that begged for an answer was how designers would refresh this trend (it’s quite a banality, to be frank) for spring 2013. Four labels were armed with the answer, peppering us with romantic 3D florals that bloomed with spring personality.

Designer Erdem Moralioglu aligned his collection with all the prettiness and freshness of the season. Although he decorated his runway with a collision of dresses that underlined femininity and strength, it was the row of whimsical dresses dotted with floral appliques that floored us. Using breathy chiffon and lace, Moralioglu was superbly on point as he brought together the femininity and fragility of spring aesthetics that we’ve been missing.

Temperley London also shared the same floral ideals, boasting of a collection that was delightfully subtle. Intricate lace and floral motifs were stamped on sheer ensembles, while several looks took it a notch higher with bejeweled floral appliques. On the Holly Fulton catwalk, 3D florals marched to the future as they softened up the collection’s PVC ensembles. Clements Ribeiro got more vivacious; going for haphazardly placed red appliques.

With spring 2013’s floral makeover moving towards sartorial realism, we’re convinced that there may be actually more to this motif than meets our feminine eye. We’re calling first dibs on every sorbet dress in the Erdem collection, by the way.

Photos from iMAXtree.com

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