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Flower power: Floral motifs are set to rule the fashion world this summer

This season, the fashion world is all set to blossom with floral prints. Here’s the low-down on what you can stock up your wardrobe with.

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 29, 2017 09:22 IST
Akshata Shetty
Akshata Shetty
Hindustan Times
Tarun Tahiliani,Ritu Kumar,Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone was spotted wearing a khadi floral-printed Sabyasachi Mukherjee sari at a recent event.(Yogen Shah)

Flowers, a symbol of freshness and rejuvenation, are synonymous with spring time. And this season, designers are experimenting with dresses, bomber jackets, jumpsuits, T-shirts and accessories covered in floral prints. Recently, Deepika Padukone was spotted wearing a khadi floral printed sari. Designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the floral motifs on the sari stood out and complemented Deepika’s look, and added to the vintage feel.

Floral prints have always been an integral part of the fashion world be it in films or on the runway. In recent times, designers such as Ritu Kumar, Tarun Tahiliani, Narendra Kumar, and many more have used various techniques to incorporate florals in their collection. Speaking about his designs, Tahiliani says he brought in an artist to paint flower motifs and then converted them into digital prints. “I took inspiration from books on flora and fauna, the Mughal period etc, and asked artists to paint the motifs. We later got them digitally printed and then collaborated it with the garments,” he adds. Designer Rashi Kapoor is also of the opinion that florals never go out of style. “Florals form the most important part of our collection. We try and promote the happier and brighter side of life through florals,” she says.


The Persian gardens inspired the Bagh-e-Gul collection by Rahul and Shikha.

Inspired by the Persian gardens, this ivory peplum top teamed with pencil trousers recreates the fragrance of flowers. It is an ideal Indian summer outfit.


Feminine fluid and utterly romantic, the Shahibzadi creations by Divya Reddy were what every girl dreams of wearing on that special day in her life

Malaika Arora Khan in a red bralette with a yellow tiered, pleated lehenga with floral embroidery and matching georgette dupatta, splashed with glitter complements the feminine charm of the ensemble.

3-D florals

Maharaja Pop by Label Ritu Kumar, was inspired by the rich fabrics and ornamentations of erstwhile royalty, merged with quirky colour accents and bold, military inspired prints.

Vaani Kapoor brings in a pop of vibrancy with this floral floor-length skirt paired with a bomber jacket with 3D flowers. The gold bralette adds a rock chic appeal.


Distressed floral motifs, tone on tone with a hint of brightness is what designer Rashi Kapoor is working on.

It’s a tulle lehenga with embroidered Chantilly lace. The net cape has gold zardozi and threadwork. The inspiration is floral embroidery, and is ideal wedding attire.

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First Published: Mar 28, 2017 19:03 IST