Runway Lessons in Floral Arrangements

WOW were the Spring 2017 shows a doozy! Fashion will always be a little part of me, and I couldn't help but get a little inspiration pairing them back to some of my favorite flower arrangements. Which were your favorite shows this season?

Lesson in violets: There's nothing like using the ol' color circle method to pair colors, in this case: purple and gold. (Thank you, Color Theory 101 from fashion school!) Ruffles were everywhere at Rodarte Spring 17, so a little leaf action for foliage doesn't hurt. Flowers used: ranunculus, anemones, eucalyptus and a mix of medium and small proteas.

Lesson in violets: There's nothing like using the ol' color circle method to pair colors, in this case: purple and gold. (Thank you, Color Theory 101 from fashion school!) Ruffles were everywhere at Rodarte Spring 17, so a little leaf action for foliage doesn't hurt. Flowers used: ranunculus, anemones, eucalyptus and a mix of medium and small proteas.

Chartreuse muse: Valentino was my #1 favorite Spring 17 show, which really wasn't hard considering the wide range of juicy colors added to classic feminine cuts. What really stood out were a few pieces in this lovely chartreuse, which is the perfect shade of yellowish green. While it's a rare color for flowers, I used yellow ranunculus, chrysanthemums and the greens from the un-bloomed lisianthus to create the illusion.

Chartreuse muse: Valentino was my #1 favorite Spring 17 show, which really wasn't hard considering the wide range of juicy colors added to classic feminine cuts. What really stood out were a few pieces in this lovely chartreuse, which is the perfect shade of yellowish green. While it's a rare color for flowers, I used yellow ranunculus, chrysanthemums and the greens from the un-bloomed lisianthus to create the illusion.

Red, bold and anything goes: Gucci Spring 17 hands-down has to be the most talked about, most pinterest-ed show right? Colors were deeply saturated and there wasn't a single look that wasn't completely over the top (in a good way) with embellishment! I love the idea of maximizing a floral arrangement the same way: throw all of the goodness in. Dahlias in multiple colors, garden roses, astilbes, and the foliage. Never forget the foliage.

Red, bold and anything goes: Gucci Spring 17 hands-down has to be the most talked about, most pinterest-ed show right? Colors were deeply saturated and there wasn't a single look that wasn't completely over the top (in a good way) with embellishment! I love the idea of maximizing a floral arrangement the same way: throw all of the goodness in. Dahlias in multiple colors, garden roses, astilbes, and the foliage. Never forget the foliage.

Feather weather: Prada Spring 17 broke some of the rules this season by using feathers almost everywhere, usually such adornments aren't seen until Fall or Holiday, but boy does it add a breezy light look to each outfit. I loved the feathers on the muted army greens in particular, a nice update to a trend that's somehow still going strong. I used a mix of dusty millers and seeded eucalyptus to evoke the color and threw in some blushing brides and a mix of proteas to capture the brighter accessories.

Feather weather: Prada Spring 17 broke some of the rules this season by using feathers almost everywhere, usually such adornments aren't seen until Fall or Holiday, but boy does it add a breezy light look to each outfit. I loved the feathers on the muted army greens in particular, a nice update to a trend that's somehow still going strong. I used a mix of dusty millers and seeded eucalyptus to evoke the color and threw in some blushing brides and a mix of proteas to capture the brighter accessories.