New York, London, Paris – botanical motifs play an important role in virtually all S/S 2017 collections, in which the delicate branches and attractive shapes of Ficus are often clearly recognisable. A catwalk compilation.
Ficus has various looks. The plant offers an austere, stylised leaf, but also a flexible branch with loads of little leaves. Sometimes they’re in serried ranks, sometimes scattered, but they’re always fascinating to see. It’s provided the following designers with plenty of inspiration to create items of beauty for the spring and summer of 2017.
At Tory Burch the green Ficus leaves appeared everywhere, through to the bags and earrings. But particularly in the motifs, in which the shapes were clearly recognisable.
Bunch of leaves
At Coach 1941 creative director Stuart Vevers chose for the rich look of Ficus-like foliage: the fabrics were covered in a densely-leafed motif, complete with veins and variegated varieties.
Classic camouflage is given a green update in the new Hunter parka from Asos: lots of shades of green, with fabulous darker Ficus leaves as contrast.
Ficus motifs also look great in black and white, as in this design from Anne Klein.
A stylised, clearly present, strong botanical look - KFS subordinated the design of this dress to the print, so that Ficus can really look its best.