Trapped Flora

Trapped Flora

>> Techno sartorial.  That was how Kris van Assche summed up his latest A/W 15-6 collection for Dior Homme as traditional menswear codes greeted the 21st century.  The leitmotif of the collection were these badges of dried flowers – shiny and trapped in plastic and clustered in sets of three on the lapels of tuxedo jackets and Prince of Wales check blazers.  My first menswear experience in Paris doing the shows has rendered posting a bit on the slow side but having taken these pictures in the showroom today, I thought they’d make for a nice bit of immediate Sunday eye candy.  It’s difficult for me to wax lyrical about the cut of a suit, or a tuxedo, not because I don’t appreciate those things but because I lack the vernacular.  A dried flower trapped inside a badge as a modern alternative to an old fashioned corsage however is exactly right up my street.  The invitation was even more of a treat – it was a set of plastic jelly stickers printed with the flowers and their Latin names alongside them.  Viola adroit, delphinium staphisagria, rosa rugosa anyone?  They’re a keepsake that now cover my laptop, temporarily hiding its banged up boshed up state.  Now, let’s get them clever DIY versions going shall we?  Who’s got a handy Bandai Badge It! machine?











Leave a comment
  1. Pingback:

  2. Lilly

    2015-01-25 at 4:17 PM

    This is such a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing! x

  3. Fashion Snag

    2015-01-25 at 5:12 PM
  4. Accidental Icon

    2015-01-25 at 6:12 PM

    Clever use of materials and such an incredible example of reinvention. That”s been my theme all week and this is such a great example of a designer who can creatively recycle and make something completely new.

    Accidental Icon

  5. Amelie

    2015-01-25 at 6:58 PM

    These brooches are so lovely!

  6. sasa

    2015-01-25 at 7:22 PM

    These are so cool<3

    Shall We Sasa

  7. Karen Farber

    2015-01-25 at 10:48 PM

    That is a lot of floral! Is it spring yet?

  8. Jessica Feng

    2015-01-25 at 11:14 PM

    What a lovely post! I like to take on the “modern corsage” – what an inventive way to look at it! I saw your Instagram of the invitation and was oohing and aahing at the pressed delicate flowers stickers.

  9. Rosa

    2015-01-26 at 7:11 AM

    Lovely badges! I sometimes use pressed flowers for my illustrations, they are indeed a great way to decorate almost anything, I really like how fragile they make everything look.

  10. Alice

    2015-01-26 at 8:33 AM

    What a great project! Would love to try it myself!

  11. Anna Hong

    2015-01-26 at 3:01 PM

    oh I want it ! adorable


  12. lidia nicolis

    2015-01-26 at 5:30 PM
  13. Anh Pham

    2015-01-26 at 10:34 PM

    Wow, I remembered growing up my mom bought shoes that had real flowers inside the heels. It looks like it’s coming back in style. Thanks for sharing!

    Designer Swap team

  14. Anj

    2015-01-26 at 11:02 PM

    They remind me a bit of miniature versions of Nick Knight’s beautiful photo series ‘Flora’… Great post as usual..

  15. directional coupler

    2015-01-27 at 6:53 AM


  16. Chiamaka Abasilim

    2015-01-27 at 11:32 AM
  17. Zaena

    2015-01-28 at 1:24 PM

    Love the pressed flower badges. I’ve been selling them in my handmade jewellery!

Leave a Comment