ESPRIT'S summer collection, shown right, reflects changes, with a key to the line being versatile styling. In a cross-cultural mix of classic American sportswear and modern European sophistication, Esprit style takes on a hippy ethnic beat. Separate lines can be interplayed for a completely individual look - from city chic and sportswear to feminine and playful clothes. The new collection features colours in classic nautical red, white and navy. There are nature-inspired neutrals and pretty pastels. Prints focus on checks, stripes or roses in flare dresses which give a 1960s look to flirty and feminine designs. Long and lean is the best silhouette for urban executive wear. The long slim wrap skirt is a new shape for the collection and is paired with lingerie-inspired knit tops, novel sleeve shirts or fitted vests. Blazers also take on a softer approach with flare and movement for relaxed city living. For a more casual sporty look, Esprit presents a soft and relaxed line. The dress also makes a charming comeback in draped flowing shapes. Other items include the new cropped roomy pants, sleeveless tank tops, tie-front shirts and cuffed or fitted shorts. Novelty cotton knits and linen are essential for spring fashion. Rib knits add a touch of femininity to T-shirt dressing, while linen blended with viscose brings in extra softness and shine. Denim finds a new edge with new lighter washes, colours and fashionable designs. Inspired by true American Western wear and functional work wear, denim dressing at Esprit is re-interpreted with stretch fabrics, long wrap skirts and vests. All the pieces are fun, upbeat and comfort-orientated.