Floral patterns are nothing revolutionary for spring fashion. Year after year, runways are covered with springtime flora in all shapes, sizes and colors. After cold and colorless winters, it’s hard not to fall for pieces that look like they came straight out of a botanical garden. I’m no stranger to floral myself so I was immediately struck by Dolce&Gabbana’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection.
The show was full of vibrant embroidered daisies and roses perched on suits, maxi dresses and intricate headpieces. The creative directors at Dolce&Gabbana are known for their Italian roots and channeling that influence onto the runway. For this season, they stuck to their usual script and channeled World War II Italian movie stars and vintage boutiques for the looks.
I was really inspired by the ’50s silhouettes of the clothing. Many of the looks featured hemlines that hit at the middle of the model’s shins and this influenced me to make a mid-length black skirt featuring pink flowers the focus of my look. I wanted to keep the attention on the skirt so I paired it with a plain black crop top. Many of the runway looks featured heels but I chose a brown pair of ankle boots to keep it casual. Lastly, I topped my look with a mint green leather jacket and statement earring reminiscent of the ones at the D&G show.