Keeping the key points in mind

Take a cue from the latest trends of Spring Summer 2012 from the international fashion runaways, and explore the best of styles coupled with chic shape that are classy yet bold and edgy, throu

Published: 05th March 2012 04:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:29 PM   |  A+A-

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Take a cue from the latest trends of Spring Summer 2012 from the international fashion runaways, and explore the best of styles coupled with chic shape that are classy yet bold and edgy, through four key themes — ‘Artisan Stroke’, ‘City Sportif’, ‘Resort Retreat’ and ‘Aqua Gods’.

The collection inspired by these four themes are available at Splash.

Artisan Stroke:

While in recent seasons, fashion trends have dictated girls borrowing from the male wardrobe, the offerings for SS’12 indicate a definite return to femininity and glamour.

The trend of combining handcrafted looks with allthings tribal is reflected through ‘Artisan Stroke’ where women are dressed in lustrous silky fabrics alongside jersey, satin and nylon.

Mixedmessage prints with micro patterns, graphic stripe blocking and deco-inspired geometrics are available in key colours like orange, emerald, black, old gold, navy and white.

With North African tribal feel for inspiration the treatment is hyperreal in nature.

Tropical undertones add a vibrant feel to classic feminity in designs like asymmetrical skirts, deco-dresses and printed trousers.

Men wear the same trend in materials like linen or silk, smooth or printed cotton in crumpled finishes with over-dyed effects and textured knit.

Traditional filigree and arabesque motifs in ethnic African prints, engineered dip-dyes, ikat weaves and prints are key treatments given to earthen colours that are balanced with solid neutrals in tones of orange, berry and marine blues.

Resort Retreat:

It is the next big trend to take the fashion world by storm.

A perfect way to unwind with the 60’s for inspiration.

The clean graphic lines of simple and droppedwaist shifts, pinafore dresses, A-line skirts, and collarless cardigan jackets, printed shirts with cigarette pants and knee-length shorts with highly decorated fabrics lend texture and add depth to these beautifully simple silhouettes.

Hawaiian and aloha florals mixed with a bit of rock n roll, men sport boxy casual jackets, blousons, half-sleeve shirt with softer tapered low-rise pleated pant shapes, skinny jeans and printed pants form the core of the theme.

The theme is dominated by shades of grey, white, offbeat mid-tones of burnt orange, parrot green, saxe blue and yellow ochre contrasted with fabrics like lightweight suitings, drapy viscose, micro checks, twills and jersey.

City Sportif:

The collection merges elements of utility sportswear with modernist shapes and a raft of functional layers.

Mod, nautical and prints inspired by the flora and fauna of the islands are used in looks that are created with contoured seaming.

Zipped-through dresses, cropped tops, racer-shoulder vests and tanks, athletic shorts, mesh knits, tailored sports jackets are the key products to sport this look.

Color blocking in bright tones and photo collages are the pick of the season.

Cut-and-sew styling and lightweight outerwear takes on practical functional styling details for a sporty feel.

Olympic inspired graphics in color blocked neutrals primarily black, white and grey matched with neon bright accents are dominant in men’s collection.

Aqua Gods:

This season underwater inspired themes ruled the catwalks and keeping in sync Splash introduced ‘Aqua Gods’.

The collection is inspired by the colors of the famous Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’, painting which are sea foam, aqua, mother of pearl, opal, sand, gold leaf and coral.

Iridescent, tailored and couture-like women wear ankle flare trousers, light peplum jackets, sheer shirts in asymmetric draped shapes, swimsuit neckline, frothy ruffles and panel pleats while men complement with lightweight jerseys, shiny and dressy jackets and trousers.

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