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Fruits of fashion

Unique prints braved their way through the multitude of style trends and cut through the fashion fog in some of the most inspiring fashion collections for Spring/Summer 2011.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 17, 2011 15:02 IST

Unique prints braved their way through the multitude of style trends and cut through the fashion fog in some of the most inspiring fashion collections for Spring/Summer 2011.

One such fun and fashionable print noticed on the runways is the fruit print. From oranges, lemons, to bananas and cherries, their colourful imprints made a striking presence.

The trend brings a relaxing change from the regular spring prints that are done to death, season after season.

Designer Leena Singh of Ashima and Leena says, “Any refreshing change is good for fashion. With fruit prints making it big internationally, the trend is sure to catch on in India as well.”

Shibani KashyapScout the trend

Moving ahead from the usual trend of floral prints, international designers such as Prada, Stella McCartney, Moschino Cheap and Chic, D&G, Suno and many others, displayed this vibrant print in their Spring/Summer 2011 collections.

If designer clothes are beyond your budget, seek affordable options at the high street brands such as H&M, Zara, Mango and Chemistry, who have stocked dresses, skirts and tops with fruit prints in their collections.

Singer Shibani Kashyap says, “I got a dress from Forever 21, some months back from Dubai. The print makes me look fresh and adds an energetic feel to my mood.”

Else, if you’re lucky, a quick browse through the flea markets could be the end of your search.

Like model Nethra Raghuraman, who picked her first fruit print from a flea market in Bandra, Mumbai. “I got a top which had cherries printed on it, and it cost me next to nothing.”

Where to find in Delhi

A cherry print dress by D&G for a perky look
Price: Rs 27,000
Available at: The Collective, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

Blue-berry print dress is perfect for casual outings
Price: Rs 1,750
Available at: Chemistry, DLF Place Mall, Saket

These fruity men’s shorts are a great option for beachwear
Price: Rs 1,495
Available at: Woodland, Great India Place Mall, Noida

Master the look

The trend is fast catching up with the fashion-savvy across the world.

Actor Leighton Meestor was recently spotted flaunting a bright fruit print skirt at the filming of her popular television show, Gossip Girl.

A fruit print outfit, whether a skirt, dress or top, is apt for casual or semi-formal attire but is not very suitable for formal events.

It’s a tricky print, so you need to ensure that it is teamed well with accessories so that you don’t end up looking like a fruit salad.

While wearing a fruit print outfit, make sure it is teamed with a bright solid colour and not with another print.

To highlight your look, pair the accessories (shoes and a bag) in either bright citrus or neutral base colours, depending on your style and experimental streak.