Watching the Spring 2017 shows made us hungry. Smoothie ingredients paraded (or, in the case of Charlotte Olympia, danced) down the runways of New York, London, Milan and even Los Angeles. You know what they say, a fruit print a day keeps the sartorial blahs away.
Joseph Altuzarra believes that the antidote to our uncertain times is a healthy dose of vitamin C — sweet cherry prints dotted ruffled slip dresses, silky camis and flirty separates; sequined lemons adorned python blazers and semi-sheer evening dresses. Anna Sui’s Miss American Pie lineup favored cherries (in minidress form) over apples. Dolce & Gabbana, which has a thing for screen printing warm-weather fruits and other Sicilian delicacies onto its free-spirited designs, showed Carmen Miranda-esque headdresses (i.e., piles of fruit). Alessandro Michele demonstrated a similar taste for the tropical. One Gucci Spring 2017 dress came with sparkly, pineapple-shaped sleeves; another featured a blazer-style upper, pleated skirt and allover pineapple print. At Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid’s Venice Beach shindig, vintage-wash denim sported playful, fiber-rich patches. And who could forget Rosie Assoulin’s Resort 2017 masterpiece, the Salad Bar Gown?
Suffice it to say fruit is a la mode. These playful prints and motifs inject fun and color into any outfit — and practically scream, to quote James Franco, “Spring [or Summer] Break!” Thanks to retailers like Zara and ASOS, even those of us who can’t (in good conscience) splurge on some well-heeled Dolce & Gabbana sandals can still get in on the action. Now make like Eve and cover/accessorize yourself with something nature-sourced. Shop the gallery below.