Sunday, 21 November 2010

Fashion's fruit cocktail

Everyone knows that fruit is part of a healthy diet but it seems that it now also belongs in our wardrobes. There were rumblings of the trend last summer when Stefano Pilati at YSL gave us a ripe red strawberry print.

But it came to a head on the S/S '11 catwalks when both Prada and Stella McCartney featured fruit on their catwalks and judging by the press days taking place at the moment, it's here to stay. 

Miuccia Prada wore bright yellow plastic banana earrings to take her bow in Milan while her models wore banana print dresses complete with cheeky monkeys and cherubs. 

At Stella the models sauntered down the runway in citrus fruit prints (oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit).

The trend then hit the streets with style bloggers’ favourite Anna Dello Russo who wore a giant pair of cherries on her head and a giant slice of watermelon as a hat.

At press days fruit emblazoned everything from clutch bags to brooches, sandals to dresses. There’s no escaping fashion’s Carmen Miranda moment.

Zac Posen’s Z Spoke line has a cartoonish bunch of grapes adorning a simple grey tee. 

Charlotte Olympia’s banana clutch, and pineapple peep toes are on my wish list. 

While Kate Spade’s gold pailette clutch is the perfect fruity cocktail bag. 

There were berry colours at Herve Leger and citrusy neons at Jil Sander.

Take a bite.


  1. That's one way to get your five a day x

  2. fruity stuff, sibbles and the coolest post!. i want a pair of bloody pineapple peep toes! now! I want them now! KRx