Rosettes that is roses made from fabric are now firmly embedded in fashion for 2023. Trend forecasters have seen it coming for months, we have been doing them at OV for the last 4 years to which several of my customers can attest as an alternative to bows as the goal is always to be ahead of the curve but in Septembe 2022 the Spring 2023 runways were filled with the floral accent, popping up at Dries Van Noten, Sandy Liang, Prada, Caroline Herrara to name a few but they were also featured during at Haute Couture as they have for the last few seasons, Giambaptiste Vialli doing them beautifully in his offering. For every piece with rosettes on the runway this season, there was double being worn in street style photos and in the front row. The trend is primarily being sported through neck ties and handbags right now but will begin to transition onto actual clothing pieces over the next few months.
I first noticed these on the runway in Mark Jacobs AW 18 and into Spring 2019 and the Spring 2019 collection by Rodarte and more recently they have been a feature of Haute Couture in Paris, hence them cascading down into the collections for Autumn Winter 2023 but in the 20th century designers such as Ungaro and Yves Saint and Christian Lacroix. By the time Autumn 2023 comes round this look will be suffused with fashion of the season,
It would be incomplete not to acknowledge the enduring popularity of rosettes as a fashion style throughout history. Historical records reveal that this decorative shoe adornment was highly favored by the upper class in British society during the 17th century. I recently attended an archive exhibition showcasing a collection of 1930s clothing, and a spotted pastel pink rosette caught my eye, attached to the drop waist of a black 1930s dress that was influenced by Parisian design but made in Liverpool. In the 1980s, floral accents became a common feature on prom dresses, and this trend was further popularized by the iconic character Carrie Bradshaw, whose stylist Patricia Field incorporated rosettes into Carrie's distinctive fashion sense. Who can forget Carrie's striking black and white Sonia Rykiel top, which was practically more rosette than shirt, stealing the show when she arrived on the balcony in Paris to live with Alexander Petrovsky!