Flowers On The Catwalk

Fashion designers often use flowers in their catwalk shows to set the scene and help to reflect the mood of their collection. With fashion month in full swing we take a look back at some of our favourite floral catwalk moments.

 
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Raf Simon for Dior

For Raf Simon’s first Dior couture show in 2012, five grand rooms inside a Parisian mansion were decorated with one million fresh flowers, reflecting how Simons would bring a fresh and modern approach to the French fashion house. Each room was covered floor to ceiling with flowers in a single colour, which included blue delphiniums, white orchids, pink peonies and a wide range of colored roses. The blooms paid homage to Christian Dior’s “Flower Woman”, the post World War II New Look as well as show us his love and passion for flowers and gardens. For Dior Spring Summer 2016, a mountain of blue and lilac delphiniums echoed the soft femininity and purity of the designer’s final collection for Dior.

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Dries Van Noten

The flower-obsessed Belgian designer’s collection often features bold and oversized floral prints. For his Spring Summer 2017 catwalk show during Paris fashion week, floral ice sculptures adorned the runway. Bright flower arrangements were encapsulated in crystal clear ice plinths which changed shaped during the show as the ice melted. Puddles of water reflected the sculptures and exaggerated their presence.

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Coach

Nature’s wild beauty was brought to the catwalk for Stuart Vever’s debut Spring Summer 2016 collection for Coach during New York fashion week. The space was landscaped with native grasses and plants to resemble a late-summer field. The stunning setting echoed the designer’s inspirations of the American West and beautiful imagery of sunlit fields.

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Taking inspiration from greenhouses where plants and flowers can be seen leaning up against the window, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s set for their Spring Summer 2018 show during London fashion week featured boxes of flowers behind semi-opaque windows. The beautiful backdrop created a striking yet simple set that matched the delicateness of the collection.

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Tory Burch

The elegantly-dressed models wandered through a sea of pink carnations on a grassed lined catwalk for Tory Burch’s Autumn Winter 2018 show at New York fashion week. Inspired by Pina Bausch's dance-theatre piece Nelken which is performed on a field of flowers, the mood-enhancing  floral set created the perfect backdrop to Burch’s bold botanical-inspired prints.

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