Ted Baker S/S12


The Great Exhibitionist and his private views

The Not one to blend into the background, Ted’s collections become literal works of art this season. Rich prints, sharp silhouettes, a palette of paint-box brights and bold brushstrokes inthe form of textural and tonal highlights are at the very heart of Spring/Summer 2012. Add to that Ted’s unwavering attentionto detail and you have a collectionthat’s sure to be a real talking point and worthy of a walking exhibit.

Women’s-wear celebrates the female curves with defined waists, full skirts and cut away detailing. Flower power reigns supreme with English roses, peonies and cherry blossom in full bloom on feminine 50s dress shapes. The Rose bug print featuring bright roses, bugs and butterflies is key and appears on everything from cropped jackets to shorts and from peep-toe heels to clutches. The floral theme continues with laser cut appliqué and intricate floral cutwork adding interest to dresses, tops and flirty shorts.

In contrast a more structured silhouette emerges with pleated maxi dresses flowing in vivid pops of color. Clean lines are color-blocked and played out in a modern minimal palette of blood orange, dove grey, ivory and black. Tailoring details are evident on jumpsuits, simple shifts and soft separates whilst origami folds, lace trims and pleating add structure.

Accessorize with towering cork wedges, wooden flat forms, oversized or mini box clutches in raffia and a stack of bangles.