Back By Popular Demand, Season 2 of Australias Next Top Model Fashion
Australias Next Top Model and Factorie release their Spring / Summer collection
Australias Next Top Model (ANTM) and Factorie are giving Australian girls the opportunity to continue their love affair with model fashion, releasing the ANTM Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
Just like the hit television series, the ANTM range just keeps getting better, says Cindy Linke, fashion buyer for Factorie.
"The first phase of the range has proven popular with young women and teenage girls alike, who have enjoyed being on-trend, without the designer price tag".
"The Spring/Summer collection has built on the launch collection with a broader, brighter fashion-forward colour palette. Girls who fell in love with the first range will adore the new season pieces".
"The ANTM momentum builds every week as the competition heats up on television, and weve certainly noticed the spike instore," she said.
Launching instore in late September, the second range continues to build on the stylistic theme of the first collection - fun, street-chic, ultimate off-duty model style -- yet has organically shifted with the season into a traditionally more feminine, spring time colour palette.
Fresh from the catwalks, the range features shades of taupe, blush and coral-pink, adding a pretty pop of colour, fusing a cool mix of oversized and fitted pieces.
The range features a strapless denim bodice; a relaxed-knit slouched cardi, entwined with a faint gold thread; faux leather shorts; a pleated black, georgette skirt; a sequinned bandeau; and patterned, statement sleeveless blouse - all which can be styled individually, or layered to achieve an inspired, mismatched look. Top Model fans can accessorise the clothing with the brand new jewellery collection, featuring statement pieces such as a chunky peacock ring and a charm necklace.
The ANTM fashion range is available exclusively through Factorie with prices ranging from RRP $29.95-$79.95.
For more information on the range or to find your nearest Factorie store, visit www.factorie.com.au.
Interview with Cindy Linke
Cindy Linke, factorie Girls Buyer, has provided her top fashion tips for the coming Summer.
Question: Can you provide your top fashion tips for the coming summer?
Cindy Linke: A Blast of Bright Colour is one of this season’s most favourite fashion trends. I hope you are all ready to pull off this fabulous summer fashion trend!
Question: What are the key colours for Summer 2011/2012?
Cindy Linke: You know coral is a hot colour right now, along with bright white and colour-blocking. In the last decade, black was the colour to wear, but starting this season, it’s white and it’s easy to pair with this seasons brights and makes for an eye-catching background when paired with prints.
Question: How can we look chic, even in the hot months?
Cindy Linke: Nothing is as romantic and feminine as lace, wear it back with your ‘favourite’ denim shorts for a fun chic summer look. Don’t forget to indulge in the seasons colours and textures with your accessories and try one of the fun new summer colours for your nail polish – and remember to treat your feet as nicely as you do your hands!
Question: What key items should we be looking at adding to our wardrobe this summer?
Cindy Linke: Maxi dresses, Hi lo skirts, coloured denim shorts and jeans, georgette shirts in this season’s prints are bold, from lush botanicals to animal prints and pretty polka dots. They’re so much fun to wear!
Question: How can we build on our wardrobe, without being consumed by trends?
Cindy Linke: Be a savvy shopper and buy what suits you! Make sure you buy basic/classic pieces that can be worn no matter what the trends are, and then update each season with just a few pieces or accessories to make your look new!
Interview by Brooke Hunter