Thursday, 5 May 2011

Go Bananas for Spring/Summer'11

Photo: Steven Meisel/PRADA S/S'11

As magazines and blogs are flooded with images and ‘how to’ from  fashion shows for autumn/winter 2011, we thought that we need to take a step back and look at the emerging trend that is taking over S/S’11, as summer is just around the corner.
Designers decided to take a hard look into the archives of fashion and dig up trends that were long forgotten to excite, enamour and bewilder our imagination with vivid colours, luxurious yet ethereal fabrics and a sense of 70’s vintage je ne sais quoi.
Moving on from last year’s Hawaiian prints this summer spell is all about fruits!

Inspired by hot exotic destinations and legendary Brazilian samba legend Carmen Miranda, the vibrant fruit trend took to the catwalk this season in all its glory, in an abundant of shapes and forms, from t-shirts to dresses, shoes and accessories even bags that it seems like the fashion world is going bananas!

Who would have thought that legendary fashion house Prada would send models down the runway sashaying in baroque banana print dresses and rock offspring Stella McCartney, would convey her love for anything organic into extraordinary tangerine inspired prints we all would love to wear?
Designers in the likes of Zac Posen, Moschino and Sonia Rykiel are certainly feeling fruity this season with everything from oranges, apples, lemons and cherries taking centre stage in their collections but most of all adding flamboyant sex-appeal to your outfits.
Trends are only symbolic and as a fashionable woman of the 21st century you need to learn to give your own interpretation to them. Wearing the juicy fruit trend from head-to-toe will not win you any points on the best-dressed list but it will definitely make a few heads turn.
Try pairing up a vivacious fruit top with a pair of skinny jeans and heels or add plain tonal sandals with a grand fruit pattern dress and aim to shake-up any minimal outfit with fruity accessories. Keep the look clean and elegant and adjust the trend accordingly for night and day.
By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

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