What is fashion if it is not unique? Many fashion designers have gone to a great extent in order to make their clothing line unique and at the same time attractive. While some have succeeded in this endeavor; others have failed miserably. One of such success is fashion with fruits. Stella McCartney says that fruit is not just meant for eating. The spring summer collection 2012 takes inspiration from the fruits that range from citrus color to the real fruit prints. Prada has shown up collection with fruit prints all over the dress. Even skirts, tops, shoes, earrings and bags have these prints. Charlotte Olympia draws the inspiration from a fruit bowl for her collection. An interesting clutch bag was made that appeared as a banana. A pair of heels was made using different shapes of fruit. Stores Asos and Topshop also couldn’t be kept away from the trend. Asos owns a handmade banana brooch. These fruits are, for sure, going to make you look amazing. Let us take a look.
The fashionable fruit
Well, we know fruits are nutritious, delicious and now, a major inspiration of fashion trends for spring 2011. This fashion inspiration started from a small and cheeky trinket somewhere in the markets. But it has now evolved itself in a huge way. Bananas, apples, pears and cherries are all part of the latest fashion trend. The spring summer collection 2012 is going to be flooded with fresh fruit prints. The fruit printed clothes and accessories look cute and sweet. The foot wears are not behind in this rage. Some pumps were visible that were made in the shape of fruits. However, it needs a sense of style so that you don’t end up looking weird. The fruit trend is all set to spread riddles.
What’s in it for me?
Mostly floral prints dominated the collection for this season. But now, it’s the turn of the oranges, bananas and lemons! Designer Leena Singh says that such refreshing change in fashion is good for both designers as well as common people. There is much to experiment with it. One can wear a fruit printed dress, skirt or top for a casual day. The accessories play an important role in this style such as bag or shoes that should be in bright citrus or neutral base color to highlight the look. Designers such as Stella McCartney, Prada, Chic, Moschino Cheap, Suno, D&G and many more have presented the fruit printed designs. H&M, Zara, Mango and Chemistry too have such collections. Singer Shibani Kashyap and model Nethra Raghuraman is all praise for this trend. Well celebs also couldn’t stay away from this fashion trend. Actress Leighton Meestor was seen in bright fruit printed skirt during the filming of her show, Gossip Girl. Initially, it was just spotted here and there; but now, the fruit prints seem to have made a way through the day to day fashion.
Shop the trend
Here goes some fruit printed products that you can plan to buy this season:
1. Silk scarf floral and fruit print:
Fruit prints are in this season. It is a multicolored floral silk scarf with a V shaped neckline. It is a creation of Dolce & Gabbana. It has thin shoulder straps. Detailing is done over the bust. The dress has a hidden zip fastening on the center, at the back. It can only undergo dry cleaning. It can be worn casually or can be accessorized for parties too.
Price: $1179.00 USD
Buy at: matchesfashion.com
2. Falabella fruit print small tote
It is a creation by Stella McCartney. It is multicolored printed canvass in colors of white and yellow. It is golden hardware with a chain trim. The bag has chain shoulder straps with a logo. It has magnetic snap top. The logo lining is in Jacquard. In the interior part of the bag, it has a zip closure. It is totally made in cotton.
Price: $569.00 USD
Buy at: neimanmarcus.com
3. Crystal accent apple studs
It is a stud earrings with apples done on it from the collection of Betsey Johnson. It is crafted in mixed metal and crystal accents with 14k of gold plating. This summer, you can sport these funky earrings and party. The earrings look pretty cool and render a chic look.
Price: $30.00 USD
Buy at: www1.macys.com
4. Jeffrey Campbell
This summer you have JC FRUITBOWL with you. It is fine styled and features all the natural sweets with a good wooden platform heel. Plastic is used in parts where no fruits are there. The upper part is man made with plastic and leather. The heel gives a chic look.
Buy at: www.solestruck.com