Through its unusual shape alone, the Ginkgo draws an automatic fan club. This living fossil is unique in that it has no close living relative. Indigenous to China the Ginkgo is widely known for its medicinal properties and the splendid yellow hue it affords us in the fall.
This spring, designers are also drawn to the unique shape of the Ginkgo leaf using it as a base for clothes, jewelry and home décor.
Japanese Floral Dinnerware, Kate Spade, bloomingdales.com, $80.00 for 4 pc setting
We are especially fond of the Ginkgo Foulard from Balenciaga! Wrap it around the handle of your favorite purse, tie it thin around your neck, or bandeau style sur la tête and don’t be surprised if you spawn a fan club yourself!
Ginkgo Foulard, Balenciaga, barneys.com, $455.00
Baccarat Ginkgo Vase, neimanmarcus.com, $400.00-$965.00
Tufted Ginkgo Rug, anthropologie.com, $498.00-$998.00
Ginkgo-print ethereal dress, Balenciaga, matchesfashion.com, $1471.00
Biloba Sculpture Gold, plantationdesign.com, $175.00
Ginkgo Trivet, Michael Aram, Michaelaram.com, $65.00
Misskukie Vintage Ginkgo Necklace, www.notonthehighstreet.com, £35.00
Earrings, Aurelie Bidermann, net-a-porter.com, $360.00
Earrings, Aurelie Bidermann, net-a-porter.com, $570.00