Florals for spring isn’t exactly innovative, which is why Christopher Kane made a point of showing a different side of flowers for his Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Floral prints weren’t going to cut it for this budding designer. Kane took a more scientific approach to florals, inspired by botanical illustrations. Textbook illustrations depicting floral anatomy were emblazoned onto sweatshirts and were also made into linear prints for skirts. Of course, the illustrations were spiced up with bolder colors and sequins.
Botanical illustrations were also laser-cut into skirts and tops. Words such as “Flower” and “Petal” were used on sweatshirts. Kane’s take on floral was quirky and exciting. One dress featured an enlarged anatomical illustration of a flower, which was cleverly placed across the body, adding in a little bit of that British cheekiness. Flowers will never be looked at the same.