E le calzature si adeguano: dalla semplice ispirazione, ai modelli da indossare per badare a piante e fiori

[On cover: Palazzo Finlandese – Fiskars by Maria Korkeila credits Alisa Martynova]

The allure of plants knows no age. In fact, even young people are starting to spend part of their weekends gardening terraces, gardens and corners of their apartments. Social media is documenting exactly that and we’re seeing more and more sites and Instagrammers giving advice, sharing information and dishing out style tips. Pitti Immagine, an event anticipating vogues, has jumped right on the trend. And in January Pitti Uomo hosted an exhibition in Palazzo Pucci dedicated to Fiskars, a Finnish brand known for its home and gardening utensils which, in partnership with fashion and textile designer Maria Korkeila, launched its first clothing and accessory collection for gardening and urban exploration. An urban gardening capsule where workwear meets streetwear with multi-functional clothes and accessories that embrace a modular approach.

Since last season, however, fashion has let inspiration run wild with gardening-style prints and colours – such as little jungles and flower bouquets – blossoming on fabrics and details as well as adorning dresses and accessories with flower appliqués.

With spring/summer on the doorstep, women’s shoes are a bloom of flowers and leaves, while the inspiration for men’s footwear is more in the colours, specifically green tones, and in outdoor models often with rubber or reinforced toes. Sneakers are without doubt the passe-partout footwear for enjoying time in the great outdoors, but ankle boots featuring robust soles and uppers with breathable perforations are just as cool.