Mary Katrantzou

If New York Fashion Week was all about minimalism, London Fashion Week was all about a floral heaven. When I think of British fashion, I always think about garden tea parties or psychedelic Carnaby Street (other than riding and hunting gear, of course). Either way, it’s a vibrant kind of thing: fresh and delicate.

My absolute favourite collection was by Mary Katrantzou. Sometimes things come along that make you think, “I wish I would’ve thought of that!” This is the case here with the digital images of lavish interiors printed onto very structured garments. A sort of a play on inside and outside.

Erdem

Jonathan Saunders

In comparison to Katrantzou, Erdem and Jonathan Saunders seem to have interpreted floral in a fairly classic sense. Nothing wrong with that, timelessness is hardest to pull off, in my opinion. What woman wouldn’t love to stroll around the garden in an Erdem floral lace dress?

Giles Deacon and Christopher Kane offer a contemporary take on floral that are a bit more on the playful side. Deacon’s prints remind me of pajamas but in a fun, young way (but that clown make-up was hideous). Christopher Kane’s combination of florals and stripes is hit and miss but when it works, it really works.

Giles Deacon

Christopher Kane

Who else is feeling English Rose florals?