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Krizia Robustella – London Fashion Week Spring Summer 11

Nautical means a striped top and a dash of red, right? Oh and an anchor thrown in for good measure. Well, yes nautical dressing these days does tend to refer loosely to any outfit that involves red, white and blue regardless of whether clothes could actually be worn anywhere near a boat deck, or bear any relevance to the water. Which is why I’m excited about Krizia Robustella’s Spring Summer collection and the way it remixes nautical for S/S 11.

I blogged last month about her S/S 10 offering – all luxurious, youthful, sports meets style wear and next season’s range triumphs with similar qualities.

Here’s what to expect.

Pale yellow, white and red make the unlikely combination of sports centre meets Honolulu chic – fresh, functional and fun. Swimsuits were printed with binoculars and jumpsuits stamped with bold red life-saving devices; blowing the humble anchor out of the water (excuse the pun). I love the play on proportions here: mini umbrella, chunky chain and over-blown print. I’d wear this outfit on holiday.

Grass-skirt-style ruffles swished and shook giving a nod to traditional Hawaiian dress or just Club Tropicana good times.

And models looked every inch a bunch of Baywatch babes strutting down the catwalk in yellow spray-on swimsuits with Robustella’s name scrawled across their chests.

We like an upfront girl. A collection that’s confident, playful and lifts that Boden-appropriated nautical trend out of its own cliché and bang up to date. Hot.

Life’s a beach.

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Krizia Robustella at London Fashion Week

Just doing some London Fashion Week pre-planning. Read – fretting about how to fit in shows, work, a wedding and a birthday without self-combusting or sacrificing being a good reporter/friend/guest in the process.

Aside from that, I’m loving researching the On/Off Shows and Vauxhall Fashion Scout schedule. The well-known designers in the BFC tent hold an obvious allure, but there are also some real gems (and the occasional horror) to be found off schedule. Last year I was getting proper excited about David Koma and Katie Eary among others, and this year Krizia Robustella from Spain has caught my eye.

Krizia Robustella S/S 10

Describing her style as ‘Sports Deluxe’ her collections are an exercise in utility chic, without a hint of Gap beige in sight. The S/S 10 collection is awash with tropical pinks, yellows and blues offset with stoney grey. Comfort and luxury go hand in hand, paper-thin tshirts in sunset hues are cut racily low under the arms:

Krizia Robustella S/S 10

Excess parachute fabric makes a pink zip-up jacket look glamorous and casual in equal measure and I love the piled-high plaited bun that is at once practical and sexy (a look that every active girl worth her style salt wishes she could achieve).

Krizia Robustella S/S 10

The vibrant make-up suggests this line is for women who have fun and won’t go quietly into the night – but without the brash, neon excess of the Boombox generation. The sorbet colour palette suggests something softer and more focused than Nu Rave offered – the look is fresh and healthy rather than dramatic and dangerous.

The overall louche-luxe effect of the cuts, colour and styling suggest the range is equally about comfort as it is easy glamour . Krizia Robustella could be my new sports meets style heroine. Let’s hope her VFS show on Friday 17 September at 3pm doesn’t disappoint.

Pictures from Krizia Robustella website.

Credits: Photography  Dizy Dias • Styling Gabriel Torres • Hair and Make-up  Laia Rubiano • Model Inga Volskosh

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