Whether you’re rocking big, bold blooms or daintier buds, floral headpieces are perfect for spring
While flower crowns have become a festival favourite in recent years, the hair accessory is more than just a trend in most parts of the world. Indian brides have long created ornate floral headpieces for their weddings, while women in many other countries use hair flowers as a cultural touchstone. Influenced by Mexican culture – both its vibrant colours and symbolism – Frida Kahlo would complete her look with braided, beribboned, and flower topped hairstyles that sometimes gave her the aspect of a religious icon. Now, according to the SS19 runways, there’s a new way to wear flowers in your hair.
Rodarte kicked things off in New York with a show-stopping look that featured a series of avant-garde flower crowns made out of fresh roses that were woven into tousled tresses. The look was paired with vibrant eyeshadow and bright lips for a whimsical vibe.
In London, Bora Aksu also adopted a floral theme, sending models down the runway in bonnet-like headpieces consisting of tiny flowers teamed with natural makeup in earthy tones.
Delpozo opted for an abstract version of the trend, as each model wore a fascinator shaped into curved halves that from afar, looked like a flower. The headpiece was worn with a tousled hairstyle that saw wisps of hair brushed up towards the crown of the head.
In typical Dolce & Gabbana style, the brand embraced hair accessories in a regal way with copious amounts of fresh blooms lovingly placed among glistening multi-coloured jewelled hairpins for the DG DNA show in Milan.
While Paris has yet to embrace the trend, our guess is it’s only a matter of time as there are still plenty of shows to go in the French capital.
- Words by Gracie Stewart