Floral for spring is not groundbreaking, as astutely noted in “The Devil Wears Prada,”. Floral Menswear for the past few seasons has been transcendent, such as Vivienne Westwood’s spring ’13 floral-inspired collection. Gone are the micro paisley/floral prints of decades past. Instead, bold, dark yet vibrant floral patterns for menswear have been on trend.
Notably, Givenchy’s ‘Birds of Paradise’ tee have allowed men to be more comfortable with floral menswear in their everyday wear. For Spring ’14, Prada, Gucci, Dries Van Noten and Valentino have continued to travel down this path, all showing floral prints making their way down the runway. From Prada’s bold display of mixing patterns such as pinstripe with Hawaiian prints, to the dark tones found in Gucci’s suits and knits as well as Valentino’s amazing floral as the new camo, these collections have all displayed unique ways to wear floral menswear. Ralph Lauren Purple Label has a more accessible, albeit less high fashion, take on floral that works incredibly well for the classic well-dressed man.
As per the usual, the runway styling may not be for everyone’s taste, but key pieces would be a highlight in most closets. You don’t have to wear head-to-toe florals to wear this trend also (as shown in photos). The dark tones, rich in burgundy, navy, and shades of grey, can be taken into autumn with ease. Floral Menswear for fall, now that may be groundbreaking.