It’s Decided: This Fall, We’ll Wear Flowers

When fashion meets nature

Photo by Kate Owen

When it comes to florals and fashion, the combination is most closely associated with spring and summer months, but it doesn't have to be.

As we approach fall, we need not look further than the ethereal beauty of blooms for inspiration—and don’t worry, we’re not talking about flower crowns here.

In the following fashion story, director Sam Shannon and photographer Kate Owen were inspired by what they call "eco-sexuality," namely, the way one can find nature romantic or sensual. “We’re pushing the idea that plant life in fashion is more than just a background element for beauty or props, and that it can play a more prominent role visually, as well as sexually,” they say. Think: flowers tucked into pants, bras, and pockets—or, yes, worn on the head (though without an ounce of festival vibes)—and, of course, printed florals. The result is fresh and modern, yet dreamy.

Keep scrolling for all of your floral-filled, end-of-summer wardrobe inspiration.

Director: Sam Shannon 
Photographer: Kate Owen
Words: Sam Shannon and Kate Owen
Director of Photography: Ruaraid Achilleos-Sarll 
Production Coordinator: Francesca Beltran 
Stylist: Andrea Cuomo
Style Assistants: Georgia Clark, Chris Arundel
Makeup Artist: Laura Noben 
Hair Stylist: Mark Francome Painter 
Models: Johanna Milde at Elite, Yvonne Chibueze at Milk Management

Yvonne is wearing a Vivienne Westwood suit, an Agent Provocateur bra and suspender set, and Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Joshua Millard jacket, a Verlaine top (over), a Wolford top (under), Topshop pants, Simone Rocha tights, and Dr. Martens sandals. Yvonne is wearing a Vivienne Westwood suit, an Agent Provocateur bra and suspender set, Nike shoes, and Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Joshua Millard jacket, a Verlaine top (over), a Wolford top (under), Topshop pants, and Simone Rocha tights.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing a Vivienne Westwood suit, an Agent Provocateur bra and suspender set, and Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow sunglasses. Johanna is wearing a Joshua Millard jacket, a Verlaine top (over), and a Wolford top (under).

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Joshua Millard jacket, a Mary Katrantzou dress, Underground sandals, and stylist’s own beanie.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Mary Katrantzou top (under), and a Molly Goddard top (over). Yvonne is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Markus Lupfer dress, a Vivienne Westwood shirt, Markus Lupfer x Linda Farrow sunglasses, and her own jewelry.

Photo by Kate Owen

Left: Yvonne is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Markus Lupfer dress, a Vivienne Westwood shirt, Markus Lupfer x Linda Farrow sunglasses, and her own jewelry. Right: Yvonne is wearing a Markus Lupfer coat, a Mary Katrantzou jacket, a Roberts Wood dress, Anya Hindmarch shoes, and Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Mother of Pearl dress, a Markus Lupfer sweater, and a Freya Dalsjo jacket. Yvonne is wearing an Agent Provocateur jumpsuit and bodysuit, an Anya Hindmarch bag, and Matthew Williamson x Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing a Simone Rocha dress, Underground shoes, and Wolford tights. Johanna is wearing Mashael Alrajhi pants and Underground sandals.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Mary Katrantzou top (under), a Molly Goddard top (over), and Mother of Pearl pants.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Mary Katrantzou top (under), a Molly Goddard top (over), Mother of Pearl pants, and Underground shoes.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Verlaine top (over), a Mary Katrantzou top (under), Mashael Alrajhi pants, Underground shoes, and a Nike hat.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Mary Katrantzou top (under), a Molly Goddard top (over), Mother of Pearl pants, and Underground shoes. Yvonne is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Markus Lupfer dress and skirt, a Vivienne Westwood shirt, Underground shoes, Linda Farrow sunglasses, Wolford tights, and her own jewelry.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing a Simone Rocha dress, Underground shoes, and Wolford tights.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing a Simone Rocha dress and her own jewelry. Johanna is wearing a Verlaine top (over), a Mary Katrantzou top (under), and a Nike hat.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing an Agent Provocateur jumpsuit and bodysuit, and an Anya Hindmarch bag and shoes. Johanna is wearing a Mother of Pearl dress, a Markus Lupfer sweater, a Freya Dalsjo jacket, and Underground shoes.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Mother of Pearl dress and a Markus Lupfer sweater.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing an Agent Provocateur jumpsuit and bodysuit, an Anya Hindmarch bag, and Matthew Williamson x Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Photo by Kate Owen