Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2010 (Men.Style)
Flowers have always had a place, no matter how limited in menswear. Whether it be though prints or more commonly as lapel accessories, they seemingly fall in and out of popularity. Recently, the oversize flower attached to a man’s chest in the last Maison Martin Margiela collection sparked memories of particularly striking floral brooches that have sprouted over the last year or so.
The Chanel camelia is not exclusively a menswear accessory–if anyone noticed, Alessandro Nivola had one pinned proudly upon his lapel in Coco Avant Chanel, any time he had a tuxedo on.
Lanvin cleverly matched the translucent orchid brooch below to the glowing neon sign at the back of the runway for their spring 2009 collection. Japanese label Lad Musician produced voluminous, chambray flower brooches in a large and smaller sizes for their spring 2009 collection.
Ann Demeulemeester created this stunning crocheted flower brooch perfectly complimenting the sense of movement and drapery seen in her clothing.