Cold-weather temperatures don’t exactly scream for blossoming buds. So it was one of the surprises of this Fall 2011 season to find that, at many of the most directional shows, florals stole the show. From graphic, Pop versions snaking up dresses at Versace to wilder prints at Balenciaga (marking, as Nicole Phelps noted, the first time flowers had been seen at Balenciaga since Spring 2008), all-over motifs at Jil Sander and winding patterns at Givenchy, the season offered a gardener’s bounty of blooms. No green thumb required.
Top row, left to right: Jonathan Saunders; Miu Miu.
Second row, left to right: Jil Sander; Balenciaga.
Bottom row, left to right: Givenchy; Versace.
Photos: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com (Saunders); Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com (Miu Miu, Balenciaga); Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com (Jil Sander, Givenchy, Versace)