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Vanessa Bruno Womenswear S/S11

Tropics, neon and summer brights make for a collection slots right into place

Vanessa Bruno is widening her empire in about a week's time to include a London store which only means another set of rails to go through her well-judged, on-topic, easy-to-decipher clothes that have gained her a fairly loyal fanbase. S/S 11 is no different as she slots right at home with all the things that we'll be seeing plenty of next season - white, flashes of neon and tropical. So Hawaiian prints are both faded and worked into a vintage-looking shirt or brightened up into skirt with flashes of neon green and orange. It's definitely a holiday to somewhere with sun knitted swimwear in a metallic threaded green plaid pattern is probably meant for some pool-posing along with the short shorts which come in a banana yellow lace that keeps things fresh. Shoes are a kitten heel meets golf shoe hybrid that is less obviously summer as the fabric tie sandals. Crafty elements such as crochet panels worked into the front and sleeves of a beige jacket or a gold dress knotted and draped out of cord-like string also strengthens the theme. Overall, there was a pumping energy in the holiday brights that was further emphasised by Mz Streamz on the soundtrack rapping "Shaking it to the Ground".  

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