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GECKO GIRLS

08.05.13

This season our designers have been serious about print, with a handful of hand-illustrated, in-house prints finding their way onto many of our key pieces. One of our favourite signature prints for high summer is the 'gecko'. This ring lizard print has a touch of the exotic, but is tempered by soft grey and white tones and the slightly washed-out intensity, making it perfect for sun-drenched moments. Here's how we're wearing it...

Originally inspired by a leather sample in our accessories department, the print was then worked on by a freelance designer and developed in-house which is when it was placed over a range of luxurious silk pieces, from the Eddi shirt and Morgan shorts to the Alla maxi dress and Silvia maxi skirt.

Wearing the Eddi shirt and Morgan shorts together perfectly sums up the pjyama party look going on this season. Louche, luxe and laidback, the PJ-inspired shirt and running-style shorts have a casual feel but in pure silk and the signature gecko print, they instantly feel more dressy.

If this print-blocking approach to styling is a little too bold for you, then take elements of the print and pair it with a simple base. Ground it with black and white - obvious choices for the gecko but we also like it with denim or accent colours in either soft, pastel shades or bright, zestier tones.

And, of course, if you have a tropical paradise calling you this summer or a string of high profile events to attend, then our Alla maxi dress, with crossover back and side slits, is suitably glamorous, but with just the right amount of grunge.

Shop all our gecko pieces.