Fashion flower power

Using a period of time filled with free love, flower power and liberal thinking as an influence, one of Britain’s leading fashion designers is hoping his Spring/Summer collection 2017 will bring people closer together.

Paul Smith’s SS17 collection is inspired by friendship and floral garlands, which are associated with the hippie-style fashion of placing flowers through your hair.

And the hippie movement probably knows more about flower power and how to bring people together through peace, love and happiness than anyone else.

To try and capture this feeling of love, the designer has gone all-out floral and his photographic floral prints appear hand-drawn or woven onto the cloth which gives a modern feel to a classic summer look.

This is echoed in the casualness of sandals and espadrilles with the new Artist Stripe.

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