Heart. This is how designer Karla Spetic titled her latest collection for fall/winter 2012. And we must admit that there are loads of beauties in this line that our heart craves for. There are wild leopard prints and pop art prints inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein, eye-popping red and yellow, but also grey and soft pastels. Check out these incredibly stylish stunners that will undoubtedly catch you hook! Well, the awesome and super-cool creations definitely inspired us!
Unique and oh-so-fab, Spetic’s collections feature sharp and clean cuts, look-at-me colors and an array of innovative prints. Speaking about the Karla Spetic woman, the Croatian born and Australian raised designer said in an interview with The Block that, “She could be anyone, a unique and interesting woman who has an unrivaled imagination and a one of a kind personality.”
Speaking about the design process, Spetic explained that, “Every season is different. I can’t seem to make rules and work by certain guidelines. Sometimes I work back to front.” For fall 2012, the designer brings organza skirts, pop art bodices and dresses, bright-colored and striped pullovers, leopard-printed trousers and blazers, army-inspired jackets, leisure overalls, leggings, sculpted tank tops, pleat coats, pocket shirts, pop art heels and brogues, everything you need in order to stay stylish all season long.
The color palette includes lighter hues and lovely pastels, but also bolder shades such as yellow and red. “I think this is a reflection of how we feel in winter. It’s really cold and the weather is grey. So adding some colour would literally brighten things up,” Spetic said. “I grew up in the 80’s so there was lots of colour and shape. I have drawn inspiration from this in the past but generally, many different things inspire me. I can find inspiration everywhere,” Karla Spetic admitted in an interview with The Vine.
Moreover, the young designer told The Block that, “As a child I was always creating and making things, so for me it seemed only natural to end up in the creative industry. I decided I wanted to make clothes when I was 11 years old and this was the time that my mother and I moved to Australia. It was a significant part of my life where my senses were opened to new cultures, change of environment and new ideas.”
Photos courtesy of Karla Spetic