Monday, August 27, 2012

Karla Spetic - A Pop HeArt Fall 2012

Pop Art has navigated its way from gallery walls and comic strips onto the skirts, shirts and dresses of Karla Spetic's Fall 2012 collection. The Australian designer takes an unconventional and tongue-in-cheek approach to the cooler season with her blithe designs, inspired by the 60's art works of Roy Lichtenstein.  Aptly named 'Heart', the collection was released to an Australian audience, but its mass appeal and quirkiness has transcended borders. 

A bold palette of contrasting colours are washed across this whimsical range - powder blue, acid yellow, dove grey and cherry red. Silhouettes find their foundation in the flirty 50's, while the chic cuts and detailing linger on modern times. We are presented with flaired A-line skirts in sheer organza, boxy military coats, the unexpected overall, chunky knit neons and stripes, cut-out shoulders and retro comic print frocks, all flavoured with the allure of leopard print and a bag full of charm. Karla takes her effervescent range one step further by animating high heels with quirky cartoon sketches. The looks are also styled with brogues, a defined cat-eye and side swept bed head hair. 

Whist this collection may not be everyone's cup of fashion tea, I love that it is infused with imagination, bold expression and a very good sense of humour.

Cute or Kitsch? What are your thoughts on Karla Spetic's Fall 2012 'Heart' range?

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