While it's true that flowers never go out of style, flower power seems to be particularly fragrant this season, infusing haute couture fashion runways and modern interior schemes alike with intoxicating beauty. On this page, we focus on the undeniably fabulous fall floral trend, highlighting some of the notable new modern design releases—and a few longtime favorites—that make buds, blossoms and blooms more appealing than ever.
Autumn's floral trend features buds, blossoms & blooms at their intoxicating best.
Seletti Kintsugi Collection
The Seletti Kintsugi collection, which features various botanical illustrations, reprises a 15th Century Japanese art, in which a gold adhesive rejoins and repairs disparate pieces of broken porcelain.
The most talked-about fall fashion cover is Vogue's all-important September cover of Beyonce, photographed by Tyler Mitchell, the first African-American photographer to shoot a cover for American Vogue. The singer is photographed channeling both Frida Kahlo and Carmen Miranda, her beauty very nearly upstaged by an elaborate floral headdress.
&Tradition Flowerpot Table Lamp
An homage to the Flower Power generation, Verner Panton's 1968 Flowerpot Table Lamp for &Tradition remains a playful, ever-enlightening modern design reminder of the groovy '60s.
On the runways of Paris (above), the Valentino Women’s Fall/Winter 2018-19 Collection by Pierpaolo Piccioli was notable for its petal power—an array of oversized floral patterns decorating casual dresses and formal gowns, trousers and coats.
Part mirror, part art piece, the Arteriors Jude Medium Mirror is an attention getter in any interior space, its antiquing starburst pattern radiating out like the petals of a flower. Choose from 3 size options.
Moody greens and darker tones are the ideal segue into autumn's cooler months, and this elegant modern wallpaper from Tempaper is the perfect excuse to make a seasonal change—without making a permanent committment.
A current design darling, the GUBI Beetle Lounge Chair, designed by the Italian-Danish duo of GamFratesi, is an understandably irresistible modern chair in any color or upholstery. But the GUBI Print Lounge Chair, which features a range of printed fabrics, looks especially fetching, swathed in a series of vivid, cascading flowers.
Georgia O'Keefe, Visions of Hawaii, at the New York Botanical Garden
Few artists have been as closely associated with flowers as Georgia O'Keefe, whose outsized portraits of blooms are amongst the most recognizable icons of American art. The New York Botanical Garden's fall blockbuster show, Georgia O'Keefe, Visions of Hawaii, features an exhibit of flower paintings she completed while living in Hawaii in 1939—including the exquisite Hibiscus with Plumeria, right.
Below, the NYBG conservatory makes O'Keefe's Hawaiian experience complete with a living garden of flora and fauna meant to invoke the native Hawaiian landscape that inspired and informed the paintings in this exhibition.
— Via Smithsonian American Art Museum
—Via New York Botanical Garden
KARTELL POP MISSONI COLLECTION
Kartell's Pop series—love seat, modern sofa, armchair—already has plenty to recommend it, thanks to innovative plastic framing and plump goose feather cushioning. But add a dash of Missoni fabric to the formula, like the flowery Vevey motif shown here, and you'll be hard pressed to upstage this fun modular sofa series, ready and waiting to host a garden party, no matter the season