While Winter is still casting its icy breath over the southern hemisphere, that hasn’t stopped the blossoms sprouting forth in early dreams of Spring. And, for those Fashionisers also waiting patiently for the seasons to tick over, nor has it stopped their own dreams. Spring will be on us soon and bringing with it the spring 2011 fashion trends that are already trickling through.

Edgy styling by Lionel Mahaut in this shoot for L’Officiel Ukraine is a reminder from across the world of what’s to come. Things like graphic print bikinis and glamourously accessorised beachwear, and billowing retro fabrics in vibrant spring 2011 colours.

anais van praet swim shoot

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Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)
Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)
Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)
Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)
Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)
Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)
Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)
Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)
Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)
Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)
Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)
Double Vision: L'Officiel Ukraine July/August '11 (NSFW)

It’s not all meant to be taken literally: an armour-like take on the leather harness worn bare-breasted is not likely to be your swimwear of choice. But where entirely practical or glaringly not, the Urivaldo Lopes-photographed series doesn’t fail to inspire. The shoot, starring Anais Van Praet, helps keep our dreams of Spring alive.

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