01 February 2012

Bastyan Spring Summer 2012


I enjoyed the opportunity to check out the Bastyan Spring Summer Collection last week.

Created by Tonia Bastyan, this is the line's fifth season; it launched in Spring 2010 aimed largely at the 35 plus market, but there is lots here to appeal to women from their mid twenties onwards.
 

The collection is designed to be practical and stylish and this season sees more separates and accessories than previous collections, which were characterised by more structured evening wear.


The colour pallete is chic and wearable: neutrals, chocolates and khaki complimented by vivid corals, tangerines and flashes of lime. The standout pieces for me were a  soft tan leather dress finished with grey marle jersey, and a fitted coral pencil skirt with a black and gold waist band (both pictured). 



The Spring Summer collection incorporates Collaborare, Bastyan's debut collaborative collection - the intention is to collaborate with different artists each season. Textile designer Vanessa Harrington and master of drapery Yong Fong have teamed up with the label on this limited edition, 7 piece collection of stunning prints.  The designs are pretty subversive: what look like butterflies or flowers are actually, on closer inspection, scientific imagery from DNA coding, fingerprints or x-rays.  I really like this element of surprise, and the prints feature on dresses, tunics, scarves and some lovely little cups and saucer sets, too. 





Do you like what you see? There will be a few more pictures up soon on the Fluff and Fripperies Facebook page, and you can find Bastyan at Brown Thomas nationwide.

20 comments:

Adele said...

Love the look of the clothes on the hanger xoxo
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fluff and fripperies said...

Cheers Adele!

Roxy said...

The leather and jersey dress looks stunning!

July Girl said...

DNA coding and x-rays?! I need to have a closer looks at those prints I think!!

Wynne Prasetyo said...

oh love it!




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Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Great photographs Emma - very arty and love these clothes.

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

xx

FitznBitz said...

Nice to see a clothes line aimed for 35's. My sisters are always complaining that a lot pf places have young stuff or nana stuff!

Emma C said...

I love Bastyan, they have some stunning tops and dresses and their jeans are lovely. look forward to seeing the rest of this collection. sounds like it has very unusual prints!x

Sarah Lanagan said...

Great pictures, you're getting really good with your camera these days :)

Love the look of all this - thanks for the heads up!

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks Sarah, I have a long way to go but appreciate the comment! xo

Johanna said...

Such pretty pieces...totally loving that coral with the neutral. That's my new favorite look!

Pop Champagne said...

those clutches are really cool!!

Anonymous said...

love those neurtals!

Jenna Hughes said...

cool pieces!

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amy b.s. said...

si beautiful. i am loving that dress!

Shari Ana said...

that leather + jersey dress is my DREAM. so amazing. and i love the color combo of the coral + camel - so chic. fabulous post, love the photos. very inspired

xx shari
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fluff and fripperies said...

The dress was to die for! There are a few more pics on the fluff an dfripperies facebook page now xo

Laura said...

Love the coral and neutrals together!

Laura xo

Gillie said...

That collection looks gorgeous, thanks for sharing! Your blog is lovely, if you want to take a look at mine it’s at http://grassettagillie.blogspot.com, if you’d like we should follow each other! :)

xo Gillie

Anonymous said...

Overall this collection is pretty solide. I love the print dress above and some of the neutral palette colors clothes are really nice to look at.
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