Make a bang this Summer – with cuts, colours & prints that burst with a bold statement…
From Versace to Christopher Kane –the stage is set for a spectacular assortment of looks simply too hot to handle!
Fashion is meant to be fun and what better season to embrace vibrant pieces than Summer. Dress with optimism for unmistakable extravagance…
Iconic Prints: Be Pattern Perfect
From those iconic Prada stripes to Versace’s greek key pattern (pictured above) – prints turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Conjuring images of timeless holiday dressing, prints demonstrate just how fun fashion can be. Embrace a floral fantasy; a classical Parisian inspired stripe; or delve into delicious fruit filled decadence.
Colour Me Happy: Be Colour Confident
The power of a magnificent hue can quite literally render you speechless. Just think of the extraordinary fluorescent lace at Christopher Kane; the high-impact red at Versace; or the jewel coloured hues at Gucci. Combine strong, clear colours for rich, covetable, opulent dressing. Two of the hottest shades right now: tangerine and cobalt blue.
Show A Little Skin: Be Cut Out Chic
Nothing says sexy quite like a cut-out – that glimpse of skin beneath a gorgeous dress. Mark Fast’s crochet creations (pictured below) in acid yellow will unmistakably turn heads. For a slightly more conservative take (a la Chanel), choose high waisted shorts worn with a tailored shirt and waistcoat (pictured below).
Courageous Dressing: Will you embrace fresh fashion optimism?
Photos from fashiongonerogue.com
Fancy Some Fruit Salad?
A Tutti Frutti Fashion Trend
Brighten up your wardrobe with colourful fruity looks inspired by the Spring / Summer 2011 collections.
Between Prada, Stella McCartney and Moschino Cheap & Chic, designers were feeling for a Summer health kick. There were Banana prints on the Prada runway, while Miuccia Prada herself wore banana earrings backstage. Of her colourful collection, Miuccia Prada said: “I’m tired of minimalism.”
Meanwhile, at Stella McCartney, models looked fresh, vibrant and citrusy in luscious lemon and orange prints. At Moschino Cheap & Chic, a divine lemon print 50’s inspired skirt teamed with a matching top and waisted belt, made my heart stop! So divine! Other fruits that took to the runway included; apples at Miu Miu and cherries at Anna Sui, while at Blumarine models carried lemon handbags.
However, dressing in fruit can be daring. If you would prefer to ‘taste test’ this fruity trend, check out Charlotte Olympia’s banana clutch bag or mixed fruit platform heels (pictured right). The striking heels are decorated with interlaced pineapples, bananas, strawberries and watermelons. It is the perfect way to incorporate the trend into your everyday style with effortless flair. Of her pieces, Charlotte Dellal, the designer behind the Charlotte Olympia label, says; “They are tongue in cheek but wearable, I like accessories which have a sense of humour.”
So be daring in citrus! Make a colourful, fresh statement. You can now eat your fruit and wear it too! xx
All photos from style.com