Unconventional cool

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 May, 2008, 12:00am

Patrizia Pepe Eccentric mixing is the theme this summer (right). Individuals are encouraged to create their own inimitable styles by mixing pieces from each of the three collections - gym trousers or a sweatshirt from the Urban Active range mixed with an item from the Lolita Glam line, for example, creates a sporty, about-town look. Light, floating fabrics dominate this season. Chenille, cotton piquet, silk and lycra tulle form the core of the Urban Active range, while the Lolita Glam collection features flowing chiffon dresses, short and high-waisted skirts, and tailored trousers and suits. Meanwhile, the Hippy in Los Angeles collection opts for an elegant hippy style, with silks, jerseys and soft suedes combined to create a range where swathes of chiffon pleats dictate the style.