by Amanda Zeigler
This NYFW awakened to a spring full of florals as soon as the spring/summer 2016 collections began. Perhaps it was the rainy day that helped them grow; flowers popped up on practically every runway! Fresh designs and unique interpretations of floral motifs could be seen, from techno prints to beautiful embroideries. A celebration of a new season being born, everything is coming up roses when the warmer months will return next year.
In its first NYFW appearance, CALIA by Carrie Underwood featured athletic wear that celebrates women who strive to lead a healthy lifestyle and arms today’s multi-faceted woman with a wardrobe that transitions her through her journey of wellness. The newest evolution of the line features apparel and accessories in warm colors, nature-inspired patterns and luxe, tech materials. With touches of floral on leggings, tops and scarves, the designs were versatile and stylish, offering a fresh take on fitness apparel.
Leanne Marshall’s runway show took us through the dark days of winter into the warmth of spring and summer, complete with amazing crowns of floral decadence atop volumes of deep green silk. Flowing fabrics with embroidered flowers delicately placed on waistlines and down skirts, glided along the runway. Organic and original, Marshall created an enchanting showcase of all things flora and fauna.
In a celebration of springtime in Japan, Tadashi Shoji took us on a journey through serene gardens filled with wisteria and lavender blooms. Tadashi decorated feminine, flowing frocks and dresses full of tulle with embroidered details of blossom motifs. The designer’s gowns are sure to pop up on red carpets well before spring 2016.
As always, Desigual’s runway was bold and vibrant, showcasing the energy of Barcelona’s women. From sporty to sensual, the show was upbeat and lively. As for the flowers, bright neon florals and techno print blooms surfaced everywhere. Not for the faint of heart, Desigual provided a stylish impact in prints, especially the delicate, floral variety.
-Amanda is a Sorrelli NYFW Correspondent