New York Fashion Week Inspires 2023 Spring & Summer Weddings

September 2022 has come to an end, and with that, so has New York Fashion Week. With inspiring styles and designs hitting the runway, here at Flora D’ Amore, we were thrilled to spot some floral prints, especially in Caroline Herrara’s collection. However, nothing compares to the pieces showcased by Loewe and Dion Lee, who presented vibrant anthurium and monstera leaf dresses that made a bold, tropical statement. Schiaparelli’s collection also took a risk with its use of flowers, which resulted in a stunning and remarkable reward. Pairing luxe and sophisticated styles with bold floral choices rocked the runway. 

Beautiful young woman in nice blue dress posing on colorful wall of flowers. Fashion photo, nice hair, big smile

New York Fashion Week also brought a fresh new color palette of vibrant hues that are sure to be the talk of spring and summer fashion in 2023. Dominating the runway were bright fuchsia, tangerine orange, radiant yellow, classic green, and cobalt blue. Together, these vivid hues created a strong color combination incorporated in many fashion shows that stood out alongside neutrals, like Gray Lilac and Vanilla Cream. The contrasting tones highlighted themes of strength, creativity, fun, and individuality.

Hot Color Trends from New York Fashion Week – September 2022: 

fuschia bouquet closeup

1. Pantone Beetroot Purple:An emboldened fuchsia hue depicting the fruits of nature.” (Pantone)

Undoubtedly, Fuchsia is uplifting, playful, and cheerful. The name for this bright pink hue is derived from the fuchsia flowers, a bloom offering deep pink tinged with bits of bold red. Fuchsia is a confident, lively, and self-assured color – ideal for conveying the strong and free-spirited brides we see today. 

Flowers that come in fushia: 

Aster • Calla Lily • Carnation • Coneflower • Cosmos • Dahlia • Hyacinth • Hydrangea • Larkspur • Pink Rose • Ranunculus • Stargazer Lily • Tulip • Zinnia

burnt orange calla lily wedding bouquet

2. Pantone Tangelo: “A tangy, tasty vitamin enriched orange.” (Pantone)

Orange tones are generally upbeat, happy, and enthusiastic. In addition, this trendy hue represented exuberance, courage, boldness, and excitement. 

Popular flowers that come in bright orange:

Bird of Paradise • Coneflower • Cymbidium Orchid • Carnation • Chrysanthemum • Dahlia • Gerbera Daisy • Marigold • Orange Sunflower • Ranunculus • Rose • Tiger Lily • Tulip •  Zinnia

Luxury bouquet ,beautiful bouquet of bright yelloe flowers, plastics flower,on wooden table with nature green background.

3. Pantone Empire Yellow: “A luminescent yellow that radiates joyfulness.”  (Pantone)

Yellow enhances positive energy and lifts our souls. This bright, sunshine hue is synonymous with hope, happiness, creativity, and optimism. 

Popular yellow flowers: 

Billy Balls • Black Eyed Susan • Carnation • Daffoldil • Daisy • Lillies • Marigold • Primrose • Ranunculus • Rose • Sunflower • Tulip • Yarrow • Zinnia

Green chrysanthemum, green plant

4. Pantone Classic Green: “A nourishing green imbued with health-giving qualities.” (Pantone)

Classic green is often present in nature during spring and summer and, as such, is linked to new growth, harmony, and spring. This hue is also associated with balance, wealth, youth, vitality, good health, and freshness.

Popular flowers that grow in shades of green: 

Bells of Ireland • Carnation • Chrysanthemum • Cockscomb • Cymbidium Orchid • Dahlia • Gladiolus • Hellebores • Hydrangea • Rose • Spider Mums • Tulips • Zinnias

A wedding bouquet with Agapanthus (lily of the Nile), Nigella Damascena (love in a mist) and Hydrangea Macrophylla

5. Pantone Blue Perennial: “A stand-out blue that spikes the palette.” (Pantone)

Painting the sky and sea, blue is frequently linked with tranquility, serenity, and peace. As blue flowers are a rare beauty, they symbolize things such as desire, inspiration, drive, ambition, and royalty. During Paris Fashion Week, we saw Kylie Jenner make headlines in a rich, royal blue velvet dress.

Flowers that can be found in the color blue:

Anemone • Aster • Bellflower • Blue daisy • Blue Orchid • Cornflower • Delphinium • Globe Thistle • Hyacinth • Morning Glory • Iris • Sea Holly • Star Flower • Sweet Pea

NYFW is the epitome of inspiration for more than just fashion. Weddings also take cues from the runways as tropical botanicals are increasing in popularity for wedding bouquets, and blue velvet is a “must” for bridesmaids’ dresses. To stay on-trend for your spring or summer 2023 wedding, let Flora D’ Amore be your guide.

2023 trend forecast for fashion and weddings