Trend Report: 3D Florals

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Spring is here, and with it, the western world sees a bloom of tulips and cherry blossoms. This year, designers are reimagining this classic spring motif by introducing three-dimensional floral designs.

The tradition of integrating real flowers into fashion finds its roots in the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome. In contemporary times, certain designers have revisited this concept to enhance their runway creations. Notably, Alexander McQueen showcased a dress embellished with flowers for the Spring Summer 2007 collection.

Alexander McQueen SS2007. Photo courtesy of Sarabande.

Balmain is leading with its intricate rose appliqués, embellishing a wide array of items from evening dresses to shoes and accessories. These detailed flowers, resembling origami, are seen on various pieces, including work blouses, handbags, and headwear. Variations also range from overlapping fabric cut-out florals like those at Marni and resin petals (David Koma) to near-literal long-stem roses incorporated into a dress like Simone Rocha. Naturally, A-listers like Margot Robbie and Cate Blanchett, are fans of the 3D floral look.


Alexander McQueen SS24
Valentino SS24


Christian Cowan SS24





Simone Rocha