NYFW Inspires Vibrant Hues & Tropicals for 2023 Weddings

New York Fashion Week has always swept us away with remarkable designs and styles that impact future wedding trends. September 2022 was no different for us here at Griffin’s Floral Designs. Floral inspiration in prints and material was a real-life dream, especially in Caroline Herrara’s collection. However, sensational anthurium and monstera leaf dresses showcased by Loewe and Dion Lee truly blew us away with their tropical, bold statement. Finally, we learned that risk-taking could result in a brilliant reward, as Schiaparelli’s collection hit the spotlight. These designs paired sophisticated and luxe fashion with bold blooms and edgy choices with the goal of conveying “creative innocence.” 

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

During this season’s NYFW, audiences were also introduced to a fresh, vibrant color palette that will influence much of 2023 spring and summer fashion and weddings. Showcased on the runways were vivid fuchsia, tangerine orange, sunny yellow, harmonious green, and cobalt blue. With a strong statement, these bright hues stood out on the runway, especially when highlighted alongside neutral tones, like Vanilla Cream and Gray Lilac. The contrast created a theme that projected individuality, creativity, fun, and strength.

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

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

No doubt about it, fuchsia is uplifting, cheerful, and playful. This pink hue is named after the fuchsia flower, which sports a dark yet vibrant pink tone with tinges of bold red. The color exudes confidence, life, and self-assurance – perfect for reflecting today’s free-spirited and strong brides.

Flowers that come in fuchsia: 

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 hues are naturally happy, upbeat, and enthusiastic. Additionally, this trendy tone symbolizes courage, excitement, exuberance, and boldness. 

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 lifts our moods and instills positive energy. Its sunny brightness is a symbol of sunshine, hope, optimism, creativity, and happiness.

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)

Gracing the natural wonders of our world during spring and summer, classic green is associated with harmony, spring, and new growth. This revitalizing hue also represents vitality, youth, good health, balance, freshness, and wealth. 

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)

Color of the sea and sky, blue has become synonymous with serenity, tranquility, and peace. With blue flowers being some of the rarest to find naturally, this hue is also linked to royalty, ambition, drive, desire, and inspiration. Paris Fashion Week even saw Kylie Jenner dominate headlines as she wore 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 pinnacle of inspiration for fashion, weddings, and beyond. As our experts take cues from this year’s runways, be prepared to spy tropical botanicals in wedding bouquets, blue velvet bridesmaid dresses, and this vibrant color palette with expressive, colorful shades. To design your on-trend wedding for spring or summer 2023, turn to Griffin’s Floral Designs

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