Lucette’s Mediterranean summer

There’s an underlying fierceness to the Lucette brand that’s ever-present; it’s in the willingness to take seasonal trends to a bold level and to play with structure in a way that’s feminine but not necessarily soft. Their High Summer 2012 collection has it on full display in sharp-shouldered dresses and leather harness necklines that work their way into otherwise free flowing dresses and tops. Another of summer’s favourites – the peplum – is played to in strong, almost futurist, shapes.

Taking the title Independent Spirit, the official background of the collection is one inspired by the Mediterranean: an infusion that’s clear from the bright colours, Capri Scarf prints, and crisp white cottons.

lucette high summer 2012

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection
Lucette Independent Spirit '12 collection

Shooting both the look book and campaign imagery for the collection was Todd Barry, while videographer Ken Butti captured the behind-the-scenes action in the above film. Butti’s video does the clothes a little extra justice, sneaking us a peek at some close-up details and capturing some of the movement of the pieces.

Hit play above for Ken Butti’s behind-the-scenes video, or click on the gallery for the full collection as photographed by Todd Barry.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.