Splash Goes Retro for Spring Summer 2012

25 Jan 2012
By Ahlanlive.com

We're loving the brand's bold and colourful line for the season

Splash is going vintage this spring with bold stripes, filigrees, aloha prints, and mod sillouettes - just what you need to stand out this season.

The UAE’s very own top high street brand’s spring collection revolves around four key themes that are set to rock 2012, and we're going to tell you all about them.

Artisan Stroke marches to the beat of a tribal drum with orange, emerald and gold deco dresses and tropical printed trousers in jersey, satin and nylon for women. Ikat, the du jour print, takes centre stage alongside Arabesque motifs and earthen neutrals while dip-dyes and geometric prints in linen, silk and cotton are key components of retro chic for men.

The clean, graphic lines of Resort Retreat are a blast from the past with cardigans, A-line skirts and cigarette pants. The trend is a throwback to the Sixties in pinafore dresses, brocades and jacquards paired with daisy and floral prints in satins and cotton pique for women. For men, think tiki and Hawaiian prints, twill pleated pants and boxy jackets in shades of blue, yellow and grey.

City Sportif is geared toward urbanites who want to stay functionally cool in their concrete jungles, focusing on layers and streamlined shapes in a collection of funky sportswear items. Mesh knits, zippered dresses and cropped tops in neon colours provide active inspiration for women. Menswear flexes its athletic prowess in Olympics themed graphics, colour blocked separates and tailored sports jackets.

Aqua Gods mimics the season’s hottest catwalk shows by going under the sea with pastel colour schemes inspired by Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and ocean seascapes. Ankle flare trousers, peplum jackets and marine frothy ruffles in sea foam, pearl, and coral tones keep with the aquatic theme. Men’s lightweight jerseys and dress jackets are the ideal complement to the mermaid inspired women’s looks.

From lounging by the pool with pineapple juice in hand, to camel rides and desert safaris trekking through burnt orange sand dunes, to navigating the obstacles of hyper-urban city streets with athletic grace, to afternoons at sea on shimmering turquoise ocean waves, Splash has all the trends covered for spring 2012 with a special blend of retro flair. The collection debuted in stores on 15 January - go get it now!

INFO: Visit www.splashfashions.com.