Back in January, I was interviewed by Birmingham Home and Garden as a Tastemaker for trends in 2013. One of the trends I mentioned was the 1980's floral resurgence. I also posted about it almost a year ago when I first began to notice the florals popping up - Trend Spotting 80's Floral.
Fast forward nine months and this trend is in full swing - case in point, Alessandra Branca collection for Schumacher. The colors are extraordinary in this collection. The number of colors in the signature fabric is over the top. Also, it very hard to tell from the images I snapped while at the design center, but the floral fabric below is a chintz! Then the IKAT chevron is a polished cotton.
While it does take some getting used to - deep breaths really. When I look at the floral pattern on it own, I have flash backs of college and all the dorm rooms my freshmen year.
But, when it's paired with current wovens and fretwork patterns, it feels fresh to me. Much more hip and chic than my college days.
Also, in the more muted colorways like this citrine with blacks and deep greys, it feels much more current to me. All these are part of the same collection. I love that she's included lots of secondary patterns to soften the busy floral.
So, what do you think? Are you ready for a blast from the past?! M.