Inspiration in Bloom: Leanne Shapton for T

If you’re in New York, you’ve probably already heard that it’s supposed to snow tomorrow. Normally, this may inspire the normal defeated sigh, but it’s an especially-upsetting announcement given the fact that March 20th is the first day of Spring. We’re lucky enough to be surrounded by flowers everyday, but we still love these gorgeous prints by artist Leanne Shapton for T Magazine. We’ve spoken to the fluid relationship between fashion and our breed of design before, but it’s impossible to understate the reciprocal influence of the fine arts and floral sculpture and event decorating.

Enjoy more pictures at T: The New York Times Style Magazine online.

à bientôt..!

–Alex Miller

Inspiration in Bloom: NYFW Fall 2015

FLOWERS are always among the most popular sartorial prints, and it’s easy to see why: their innate diversity gives way to endless design possibilities.

Since starting last week, the collections of New York Fashion Week’s Fall 2015 prêt-à-porter (aka ready-to-wear) have featured thousands of garments hustling for praise from the fashion elite, all of whom are still bustling around the city and inspiring massive envy via endless Instagram posts.
Floral and event design and the fashion industry are in constant conversation, with inspiration and trends in all our fields converging time and time again-and this season has proved no different. Despite the sub-zero temperatures, designers have turned out some amazing looks highlighting florals in ways of a fittingly-wild variety. L’Atelier Rouge is excited to be working on several styling opportunities for editorial collections, and will always continue to draw inspiration from the fashion world-you can see some of our past styling work here, and we have some exciting announcements coming later this year (!!!) But now, some of the most notable floral looks from the past week’s collections:


Courtesy of @indrerock

Madrid-based luxury house DELPOZO made a huge splash at their presentation with a collection that at first glance read as an exercise in minimalism, but evolved into a masterful demonstration of graphic color and craftsmanship. The design team positioned delicate floral appliqués upon the collarbones and shoulders; throughout the collection those appliqués contrasted beautifully with the similarly graphic patterns and palette-especially within the stark white “forest”.

 View the entire Delpozo Fall 2015 collection here.



Courtesy of @OscarPRgirl

While the venerated Italian fashion house lost its eponymous creator and designer late last year, new designer Peter Copping maintained the signature elegance de la Renta brought to the brand since its founding. His graphically-colored roses mimic chalk drawings on the black sheath dress, and the use of embellished beading, mixing similarly-toned fabrics, and lace detailing created inventive new methods for floral embroidery.

View the entire Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 collection here.


Courtesy of @officialrodarte

Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the sister design team behind Rodarte, specialize in intensely-embroidered clothes, with this collection outfitting models in bold plumage and elaborate beadwork. Some of their flowers were rendered onto glittering bodices, with materials heavily lacquered and evocative of a bygone era of excess (specifically, the 70s); exuberant poppy prints were layered simply on contrasting fabrics and paired with tricky skirts, highlighting the versatility of the highly-recognizable graphic-another hallmark of 1970’s textiles.

View the entire Rodarte Fall 2015 collection here.


Courtesy of @MarchesaFashion

3D florals are a Marchesa signature-the brand has practically been built on the enduring appeal of their origami glowers. The shining strapless red dress mimics the folds of a rose, accented by the black banding at the waist-repeated later in similar looks that featured the same red silk anenomes. Those flowering motifs reoccurred throughout the collection, with almost every overtly-sumptuous look blooming at its seams. The flowers would grow in shape and size, falling naturally in and out of the decadent red presentation.

View the entire Marchesa Fall 2015 collection here.


à bientôt..!


-Alex Miller