Spring officially arrives tomorrow, and so begins the transition from trousers and down coats to breezy linens and higher hemlines. Drawing on three art exhibits for inspiration, we explored the top fashion trends dominating the runways—botanical prints, athletic influences, and washed-out neon. Take a look at our collage of images from local exhibits paired with borrowed looks from DC-area independent boutiques and larger chains for some artistic inspiration to ease you into the spring swing.
As is fitting during cherry blossom season, the National Gallery of Art is presenting an exclusive, one-month exhibit, “Colorful Realm of Living Beings: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800)” opening on March 30. Fashion designers embarked on their own floral-infused palooza this spring, proving Washingtonians are not alone in their flowery infatuation.
Photographs by: Laura Fruchterman
Creative Director: Jessica Gressa
Editorial Styling: Liz McAvoy
Model: Liz Monahan
Make-up: Laila Williams