Sunday, August 14, 2016

Beauty in Bloom

Au Jour Le Jour Ressort 2017 
Flowers are one of my favorite parts of summer. The landscape becomes a cacophony of colors as plants of all types begin to bloom. With the talent of street artists, you don’t have to head to the country or even a garden to enjoy the beauty of summer’s flowers. 
City buildings and walls spring forth their own bouquet of buds in an array of colors and types as artists make their mark with spray paint.

From simply sweet flowers to more politically charged works like a flower bomb from Banksy, there is floral graffiti art of all types.
Cynthia Rowley Resort 2017 
What I find particularly interesting about flowers in graffiti art is the intersection between the natural and manmade. These works are rooted in some inspiration from the natural foliage of earth, but are produced in the manmade setting of a city. 
Giambattista Valli Resort 2017  
In a similar way, fashion designers find inspiration in the natural world around them and re-interpret the living 3-D flowers of the outdoors into a 2-D design that we can wear in any environment.
Alexander McQueen Resort 2017 
 Erdem Resort 2017
Both art forms, floral graffiti and the designs from the runway, bring this simple reminder, that no matter where life takes us, we can bloom where we’re planted. Soil or cement, trees or skyscrapers, there is beauty to be found and we can be a part of spreading that beauty one day at a time.

Alexis Mabille Resort 2017 

Runway Photos: Vogue.com 

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