Article: TREND WATCH: Blooming Marvelous
TREND WATCH: Blooming Marvelous
In the words of the great Miranda Priestly, "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking." But, darlings, before you cast away the thought of petal-powered accessories as passable as last season's peonies, take a look at how the blossoming baubles are taking over the trellises of high fashion. You see, when the runways declare spring as the season to get playful with style, we at MUSE listen with both ears and a wrist extended, ready for adornment.
Let's be real – after a winter of deliciously chunky knits and layers that make us all resemble walking, talking marshmallows, who wouldn't want to burst forth in a floral fantasia? It's like Mother Nature's version of a glow-up. Carolina Herrera's budding necklaces have been swinging around the svelte necks of the vernal vanguard, while Sandy Liang's crystal-strewn tulle offerings are making it clear (get it?) that flowers are not just for gardens and apologies anymore.
So, friends, let us tiptoe through the tulips of MUSE's garden, shall we? Our trove is a veritable Eden of floricultural finery, where every piece is picked for its capacity to make you the most chic photosynthesizer in the room.
Christina Alexiou has waved her magic wand and, presto (or grígora as she would say in her native Greek), you have earrings that might have been plucked from the ear of a Grecian goddess on a botanical bender. Bea Bongiasca’s vines have wound their way around the MUSE showcases, and let me tell you, they’re more twisty than your favorite soap opera plot line – with all the drama and gems to boot. Slide one of her vine rings onto your finger, and voilà, you're instantly ready for a jaunt in the mythical woods or, at least, a très chic brunch.
Luis Morais, on the other hand, proves that flowers can have a little edge. Pairing floral motifs with custom cut hard stones in his pieces, Morais is like the botanist of a rock band – if the band played at garden parties and their fans wore black leather with their lace.
And for those of you who think floral jewelry might wilt by fall, think again. Like the perennial bloom of the finest fashion, this trend has the staying power of ivy on an old English manor – it simply refuses to let go. After all, wearing flowers is not just about embracing the rebirth of spring but staking a claim on the evergreen cycle of style.
As for those wondering how to incorporate such sprightliness into your daily wear? It’s as easy as throwing on those petal drops with your power suit or letting a vine ring creep along your finger as you type up your next viral tweet.
So, will you join the floral movement? If not, don't worry; we at MUSE are quite forgiving – we might just send you a bouquet of our latest arrivals to help you reconsider. Because when it comes to jewelry, every piece in our garden grows on you, literally. And that, my friends, is a kind of photosynthesis that even science can’t explain.