Batson: summertime trees

The obvious observation to make here would be it’s a great print – for autumn. However, gaze a little closer and you’ll infer things are not what they seem. With its Winter-like aura the Batson spring / summer 2013 look book deserves admiration. Hair, make-up and styling all lean towards a frosty, snow queen effect, with faux-paint hair slicked down and snow eye lashes. Cold and demure would be apt here when describing the model’s mood. But remember it’s spring 2013 and it’s cleverly done!

The key print for this collection is a naked tree print on a back-drop of white noise and pale blue; a little nostalgia sets in as it’s reminds us of looking out of the window on Christmas morning. However, you would not be wearing summer silhouettes on Christmas morning unless you lived in Australia. (Where the brand originates from) Makes sense then?

The spring 2013 range is beautifully constructed with backless cotton shirts, marshmallow and red wine prints, faint polka dots in loose peplums and a leather crop top for good measure. The naked tree print is made into a little mini skirt with mid-way pockets and tiny side-slits. Accessories peek-a-boo through with a simple range of bags in pouch and square shopper shapes. This brand is minimalistic and clean with a hint of contrast and a lot of story. The oxymoron of aesthetics makes this a look book to lust over.

You can see all of the Batson’s spring / summer 2013 collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the collection.

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