French Connection launches Spring Summer 10 collection, full of colour, shine and all things fine. It’s a tale of two style tribes – 50’s teen rockabilly’s hop amongst punks from the 80’s, the clash is evident on both proportions and tailoring giving a new 50’s slant with graphic florals creating a softer, vintage backdrop.
The spring summer style collection sits like a back-to-school pencil case full of Caran d`Ache coloured hues – everything fresh and exciting ready for its first outing. The mix of casual to formal pieces is even, endorsing the freedom of creating an individual style with a juxtaposition of clean cut lines with softer silhouettes in fluid fabrics.
Bold electric blue blazers are worn oversized with contrasting purple lining over neon Hawaiian floral dresses and exposed zips. The double-breast blazer dress with bold gold buttons gives a nod to the 50’s whilst providing a take on an 80’s classic. Bold retro prints in deep jewel colours are mixed with fluro brights on high shine batwing dresses.
Trousers are a contrast of silhouettes – sharp cigarette pants in black, neon Hawaiian print or electric blue, are given gold zip detailing on the waist and ankle, to be worn with oversized shirts or bustier tops – Sandra Dee style. Pleated harem trousers in soft to touch fabrics feature throughout the range in muted tones of beige and black – contrasted with striped or draped vests. 50’s rain Macs are updated in bold blue with gold branded buttons, which can be worn cropped and oversized for a more relaxed feel.
Knitwear is playful, with multi coloured liquorice Allsort stripes in short sleeve jumpers and body con skirts – and a hero piece knitted dress with batwing sleeve detail.