Philosophy SS22 Embraces Florals, Femininity, and the 1970s

Philosophy SS22 Embraces Florals, Femininity, and the 1970s

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Philosophy SS22 Embraces Florals, Femininity, and the 1970s

Drawing inspiration from the 1970s, Lorenzo Serafini celebrates the timelessness of femininity.

Drawing inspiration from the 1970s, Lorenzo Serafini celebrates the timelessness of femininity.

Text: Aleeza Zinn

Often a kind of time capsule label—finding inspiration from iconic styles across decades—Lorenzo Serafini’s Philosophy Spring/Summer 2022 collection looks to yesteryears and does not disappoint. Maintaining the timeless appeal of eras’ past, Philosophy’s pieces find clear inspiration from the 1970s, acting as a vessel to a time of flowing designs, floral patterns, and a dash of bohemian grunge. Ever romantic and elegant, this Philosophy show upheld the endless spirit of femininity in a collection that feels contemporary and apt for the modern woman, even with clear nods to the past. As they say, everything old is new again. 

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

In an open arms embrace of romantic design, there is an abundance of delightful floral prints. From long sleeve, mock-neck floor length dresses and long sleeve flowing tops with matching mini shorts, to flare pants and bodysuits, floral designs come in a variety of colorways—magenta, soft yellows and pinks, olive to neon green, and even black and white. In equally romantic accompaniment, ruffles, lace, and tulle detailing create texture and add dimension that is at once dynamic and statement-making. Large ruffle bundles take over the shoulders of a bright red slip dress and a long sleeve wavy-patterned button up top, ramping up the boho glamour.           

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Adding a little edge and embracing another side of the ’70s, western accents via fringe, tassels, and leather, counteract the floral prints in a juxtaposition that feels fresh and modern. Leather jackets galore—from one in black with magenta floral embroidery to one in warm brown or sky blue—are doused with very western-esque fringe detailing and angular seams. One sleeveless dress in black leather and printed with vibrant blue flowers has a fringe trim along the bottom, creating movement and intrigue that emulates femininity and strength. 

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Further accentuating the grunge and disco aspects of the ’70s are shiny fabrics, wavy patterns, and belted leather. With flowing trousers, button-up pieces, and cut-out, floor length dresses in purple, yellow, and green shiny material, disco enters the chat. Celebrating the fun in dressing boldly, these pieces are a new take on the possibilities of a floral print. Wrap crop tops in leather with metal buckles embrace another view of femininity that is sensual, edgy, and powerful. 

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

While reminiscent of the groovy ’70s, Philosophy reframes the typical boho and rocker styles in shapes that speak to today’s woman. Flowing pants, fun prints, a few skin-revealing pieces—this collection welcomes the timeless possibilities of merging another time with the present, in a way that never fails to celebrate the power of femininity.    

 

Credits: Photo courtesy of Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

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