wanderlust reaches the shores of Brazil, embracing Beach
culture, Hispanic influences and Mother Nature.
A natural palette dominates of white, ink, wheat & earth are
key colors, interspersed with jungle, poppy & plum, with
salsa, yolk & lagoon as highlights.
Key print - an all over botanical print. Produced in a relaxed
tunic & flowy sundress for ladies and a long sleeve shirt for
men, this print represents the essence of Spring's rainforest
theme & neutral colour story. Fern motifs appear repeatedly
within the collection in different interpretations - block
prints, applique work, embroideries & sheer knit work. For
men, there is a series of flora & fauna theme washed tees.
Moving into Summer, the organic element is executed into
stylized, colourful bloom prints for a celebratory "samba"
feel. This bolder mood is also reflected in multi-colour
stripes, postcard prints and eclectic patchwork.
Silhouettes - this is a season of simple shapes with
utilitarian & organic details. Flowy sundresses, washed linen
jackets & shorts, convertible tube dresses/skirts, sheer knit
layering, jersey knit wraps and sexy halters for ladies. A new
silhouette introduced is the baby doll tunic/dress to be wom
over a pair of crop linen pants, or alone with tanned bare
Island Men basics are refreshed with new cuts such as
relaxed & slim fits and longer back hems. New items are
cotton/linen textured pullovers, pyjama stripe pants and
In Details - beadings & embroideries are nature-inspired with
wooden natural beads of all sizes, shells, flora/fauna
embroidery & cutout motifs, hand braiding/twisting & laser
cutwork. Men shirts feature contrast printed yokes & cuffs,
colourful topstitching & etched wooden buttons.
The must-have caftan this season is a limited-edition fern
print silk 'muu muu' with beaded embroidery available in 2
lengths in peony, copper & mangrove.
Accessories - repeating the flora/fauna theme, jewellery is
infused with basket weave charms, wooden carvings, leather
trims & shells. Carved wooden hair accessories along with
laced up leather sandals complement the utilitarian, flowy
silhouette of the season. Other key accessories are oversized
canvas bags with solid leather trims & multi stripes, metallic
totes with leather handles, organic-inspired soft tweed
handheld bags & macrame belts.
In line with the Brazilian story is the Island Beach
collection with an Ipanema party mood - body conscious knits,
printed tees in electric colour scheme, bustier sundresses,
bi-colour pareos, convertible swimsuits & metallic bikini
Also, look out for Island Shop's new packaging and labels in
lime, orange & brown with the updated Island Shop logo and its