Just because you might be busy in the back garden, doesn't mean you don't want to look good when getting down and dirty. Here's how to cultivate and curate the chic way whilst fashioning the flowers...
When couturiers cultivate categories like gardening tools to tempt our green fingers we find ourselves plucking and pruning to procure our new horticouture (or horticulture couture, if you will). While the pandemic saw in-the-know tastemakers taking to their backyards with garden forks and spades held high, gardening has influenced high fashion long before the term Covid was coined.
Just look to Hermès' 2010 'Quadrille Jardin', a three-piece gardening set of stainless steel and sporting rosewood handles almost as coveted as the brand's iconic Kellys on resale sites. So when did getting dirt under your finger nails become so de rigueur? From Chanel's fall/winter 2022 rubber boots to Jonathan Anderson's weed-sprouting shoes (along with actual moss growing on clothes) at his Loewe Spring/Summer 2023 menswear collection.
At Dior, gardening has been a running theme for a couple of seasons with the latest instalment by Kim Jones including gardening aprons being draped over the models on the menswear runway. From Fendi's Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show introducing us to a monogrammed watering can, to the basket bag basically taking over as the summer it bag courtesy of Celine, Jacquemus and Loewe. And that's before we've even touched on the explosive popularity of the ultimate gardening shoe, the quintessential Scandinavian clog, as seen on recent runways of Marine Serre, Givenchy, and Gucci – ABBA fans, eat your hearts out.
Proving that this season we're more about pruning than posing, purvey the very best gardening accessories high fashion has to offer here: