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Koton Spring/Summer 2011: 70’s silhouettes

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Turkish high-street brand Koton recently unveiled their Spring/Summer 2011 collection at an exclusive media preview, and might we say that our respect for this label only continues to blossom season after season. The women’s wear line yet again takes a sophisticated approach to reviving enviable retro shapes with a 21st century twist.

In the beginning of the year, we posed a question: Are wide-leg trousers making a comeback? With so many women taking their old baggy pants out for a spin at the mall or a stroll at The Walk, we were almost leaning towards a positive answer. But after we saw the key pieces from Koton’s SS2011 collection, it became a definite yes. Granted, we also saw wide-leg flares in Koton’s FW2010 line, but the rest of the world was just beginning to acclimatize themselves with this look. Now we think we’re ready.

Throughout this collection’s story, a geometric style is prominent with double slit details, cuts on sleeves and backs, plus textures including raw linen and light chiffons. Attractive patterns including geometric shapes are offered in bold colours.

We are impressed with the sharp tailoring of the blazers, which when paired with a casual striped tee and a pair of understated jeans can make for a perfect workday outfit.

However, if white just doesn’t cut it as a Spring hue in your style books, you can go for the sunset shade blazer done in natural fibres (by now you’ll have guessed we’re jacket junkies) and colour block your heart out.

We instantly fell in love with the colour, the fabric, the stitch details and the countless styling opportunities available when this piece, hanging oh so inconspicuously on one of the racks, caught our eyes.

Trends from last Spring made their presence felt as well, with floral maxi dresses, bead and sequin detailing, and the overall Bohemian look making up a good chunk of this collection. For proponents of Boho chic, you won’t feel uncatered to when you set foot in a Koton store this season.

The Koton Spring/Summer 2011 collection will be available in stores very soon in the UAE and across the GCC. For information on store locations and contact numbers, please check out our Stockists page here.

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