Wednesday, 24 June 2009
A print-perfect summer
We’re set for a hot hot summer which makes shopping for the holiday season even more fun. Designers of the moment have treated us to a feast of vibrant geometric prints and bead-embellished treasures for SS09. For beachwear inspiration cast an eye over David Saunders’s show-stopping collection of paintbox bright bikinis and kaleidoscopic-print dresses. www.daviddavid.co.uk Vintage lovers can pick up an original Pucci print at www.Yoox.com where a select collection dating back to the sixties can be bought online over the next two months. For a modern Pucci twist slip into their fun statement swimsuit for a look that will create maximum impact by the beach. It’s probably better suited to Barbados than Skeggy, so choose your audience wisely.
The mere mortals among us can make like Gok and pick up a designer inspired wardrobe at a fraction of the price. Try Miss Selfridge for floral mini dresses, H & M and Zara for beautiful printed maxi dresses and good old Topshop for a cheeky designer rip-off. www.pretaportobello.com is also super for summer day dresses. So, don’t be a war flower this summer, be bold, be pretty in print.