Spring Trend: Modern Florals

Each spring, we typically see some type of floral pattern emerge, and this year it’s all about bold flowers with a slightly vintage feel. Designers like Ruffian and Oswald Helgason took a cue from 1970s and showcased blooms with a more psychedelic edge, while others (Delpozo, Suno) opted for literal versions of large dandelions and sunflowers.

The thing that tied them all together, though, was the fact that nothing looked overtly retro. In fact, spring’s brightly-colored floral motifs—whether shown on flirty mini-dresses, silky blouses, or jaw-dropping gowns—look more modern than ever, suited more for downtown It-girls than conservative ladies who lunch (or go to garden parties).

From left to right: Mary Katrantzou; Oscar de la Renta; Delpozo