United Colors of Benetton‘s 2012 Spring Summer Collection offers a fresh, lighthearted look with a comfortable fit. For the girls colors still echo winter (beige and burnt) while childhood basics like red and blue float around tingles of spring – acid green and blossom white and the colours of Provence – green, blue, pink and periwinkle. Stripes, smart polka dots and floral bouquets are found in abundance with the skirts complete with full petticoats and light muslin blouses.
United Colors Of Benetton says hello to the ’80’s with pieces offering a play on contrasts. Black and white, lace and distressed denim, sorbet colours and fluro details. Ballerinas will appreciate “Petite Danceuse” for it’s full on party mode with silk, crepe, cotton dresses with bows and pleating, tiers and flounces.
Paying homage to the beautiful Greek Isles are cottons, muslin and light denims all evoking the colors of the sea and horizons with deep blue sea and midday sun: blue, turquoise, pale blue, chalk white and coral pink. In the best tradition of Capri, Gingham checks and sailor stripes mix with strawberries and cherries from the garden. There is also an abundance of lace with chantilly, broderie anglaise and crocheted, mixed with bleached denim and pale chambray.
The boys collection takes inspiration from the English Countryside.Think sporty yet refined, elegant yet informal. Linen is the main fabric with this collection in basic colors of beige, dark blue and smoky brown. Graphic motifs convey the preppy look, while the knitwear’s diamonds and jacquard stripes are very English.
The boy’s version of Provence includes washed chinos in various lengths, distressed jeans with patterned shirts and linen sweaters. Dusty, sandy and earthy shades are the main colors found in outerwear.
Ah! California. There is really no summer without the beach and with Californian’s palms. surfboards and endless beaches it is no wonder they used this state as influence for summer. Fluro colors such as turquoise, fuchsia, lime pop and the shirts display bright tartans in really brilliant colours.
The entire collection is available now in-store.