One of the most fascinating and interesting trends of new season Spring 2015 is the folk fashion trend.
Mix traditional motifs and embroideries with modern silhouettes, and you’ll have yourself a folk fairytale. Taking inspiration from folklore and folk art is all in the detail.
Starting with Frida Kahlo as one of their jumping-off points, Alice + Olivia used exotic flora and fauna they depicted via print, embroideries and appliqués in their Spring 2015 show. Ruffles and suede fringe, graphic, multicolored designs made up the boldest looks, energetic stripes and colors and vintage-inspired prints.
There were leather flowers appliquéd to rough-hewn linen at Valentino Spring 2015, naive needlepoint embroideries on long pinafores worn over smocked shirts, and a shearling vest densely decorated with leather paillettes. The embroidery and pieces were all very strongly influenced by Ukrainian folk wear and traditional embroidery.
In tune with the Spring 2015 Folk Trend, I am selecting my favorite folk-inspired scarves and shawls, one of a kind jewelry and scents, which can help in building a style defined by effortless elegance, and nuanced with plenty of folk fairy-tale inspired prints and motifs.
Enjoy and be well!
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