Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Karla Spetic - A Pop HeArt Fall 2012

Pop Art has navigated its way from gallery walls and comic strips onto the skirts, shirts and dresses of Karla Spetic's Fall 2012 collection. The Australian designer takes an unconventional and tongue-in-cheek approach to the cooler season with her blithe designs, inspired by the 60's art works of Roy Lichtenstein.  Aptly named 'Heart', the collection was released to an Australian audience, but its mass appeal and quirkiness has transcended borders. 

A bold palette of contrasting colours are washed across this whimsical range - powder blue, acid yellow, dove grey and cherry red. Silhouettes find their foundation in the flirty 50's, while the chic cuts and detailing linger on modern times. We are presented with flaired A-line skirts in sheer organza, boxy military coats, the unexpected overall, chunky knit neons and stripes, cut-out shoulders and retro comic print frocks, all flavoured with the allure of leopard print and a bag full of charm. Karla takes her effervescent range one step further by animating high heels with quirky cartoon sketches. The looks are also styled with brogues, a defined cat-eye and side swept bed head hair. 

Whist this collection may not be everyone's cup of fashion tea, I love that it is infused with imagination, bold expression and a very good sense of humour.







Cute or Kitsch? What are your thoughts on Karla Spetic's Fall 2012 'Heart' range?


*All photos found via Karlaspetic.com

47 comments:

Nuar said...

Oh, Sam, how I love your pen! You have a deliciuos way of conveying your opinions.
Indeed, Spetic's designs are kind of quirky, but cool. The Lichtenstein tops paired with the see-through skirts are of my fave looks.
Thanks again for your sweet comments and have a wonderful week!
María José xxx
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Hello Naka said...

i love the grey dress!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the fun and boldness here!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

wow all of these outfits are incredible, loveee! <3

sonia de macedo said...

There is no doubt with me - I love it all and I'm not one for kitchy stuff neither! Loving the colour block shirt!

Have a lovely day!
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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

I would say cute not kitsch, but it's still not my cup of tea!! Always love me a good dose of leopard though, and that very pale aqua blue is just gorgeous!

I love your posts when you showcase designers - the collections are always so out of this world and innovative, they're fab.

Rebecca Miriam said...

thank you!
those pictures are amazing!

xx, rebecca
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MOSAMUSE said...

LOVE the color block button down...looks great!!
xo
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Kat said...

ooh i LOVE all the graphic illustrations! so fun :D

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Tammy Lau said...

wow..very cool..I am so in love with the last photo...love all the dresses in it:) seriously...very cool:)


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Bravoe Runway said...

I don't know why it never registered to me to wear yellow and leopard together! You'll see that soon :)

Well... said...

Oh man...definitely found a cool new line to obsess over!

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Cathy said...

The whole last row of outfit looks, as well as the red skirt just above it, is absolutely amazing! Faces in skirts...just wow!

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Rikki said...

i've always loved leopard prints when paired with bright yellow!it looks great with fawn too as shown in the first batch of photos!! this collection has a twist of eccentricity which makes it so interesting! thanks for sharing:) xx

Sofies closet said...

I'm totally in love with the collection! :-)

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Jessica said...

i really like pop art but im not sure how i feel it being a straight up print on a piece of clothing.. i need some time to think about it hahah

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I'm doing fine, just a bit of sinusitis but Im good!:) Hope u are fine as well! Btw, this collection is interesting, never seen before, is original and love that yellow blouse with leopard print, too cool! Kisses and have a great day dear!:*

dugongsss said...

Wow, I actually quite like this collection. I think it's creative and different :)

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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

it's such a beautiful collection, really, i'm dazed with the shirts and dresses. i'm so glad you showed us this collection, here are some pieces i'd definitely love to wear during autumn :)

Stefania said...

I love this collection so much!!

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Marija said...

Love that blouse in the first picture! Definitely a cute collection!

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Street Fashion Paris said...

Love the yellow top!!! xxx

Elly Vickeré said...

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Hope to hear from you soon lovely!
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Alessandra said...

Inspiring pics!!!

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Robots in Trouble said...

great collection. have a lovely day!

Daniella said...

Hi sweetie, How are you? thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog. Ah I love the look of this collection! Very inspiring styling and the pieces have such a fresh and original feel. I also really adore the colours she's used to, chic! Great post sweetie and thanks for sharing :)

Take care, Daniella xox

ftashion said...

I'm so in love with this collection! The comic prints are just incredibly fun. Though I'm never a fan of animal prints, I must admit that even the leopard prints look so fun to wear here too!

Fang Ting
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Karen Wasem said...

Just found your blog and I love it..
I would love to maybe follow each others ;)
Wish you a really nice day darling!
LOVE,
Karen

Teresa said...

her eye-make-up is AMAZING!!!! the yellow top and animal print combo caught my attention.. on the other hand I loved the comic pieces<3

xx
Teresa
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Elle Sees said...

interesting collection!

GlamFabChameleon said...

I love the prints, there are quite few interesting and lovely things in this collection!!
Have a wonderful day my pretty! kisses

Stephanie said...

I love the leopard pieces!

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Margaret Cruzemark said...

Is there a possibility to open my closet and find all these gorgeous clothes inside???
Sending you kisses and hugs.
Best Regards
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Denise said...

There are many pieces that I loved! The black skirt, pale jacket, red coat, yellow shirt! Really a colorful but wearable collection, with a twist! I really loved it! Need to lose some weight (struuuggling!) to wear these beautiful things again... :)

bridechic said...

Just wondering whether or not those see-through skirts will ever catch on. I've been seeing them on the runways for years now and have yet to see any women out there actually sporting one

oxoxo from San Francisco
Amy
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VintageDanielle said...

I want that grey dress, it's so lovely and perfect for fall. I like when designers are able to have fun with their designs and create something unique and young.

aki! said...

Really mixed feelings here. I love some of the printed dresses but some of the pants seem ick!

Lolita in the Mix said...

Lovely collection!!

xoxo lorena

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Punctuation Mark said...

I love anything by Liechtenstein!!!! One of my all time favorites!

modishYou said...

LOve this!!
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Josie said...

I'm really loving this pop art trend, these pieces are gorgeous! So unique xxx

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I'm loving all the trends and you captured them oh so well on this post.


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Adeola Naomi said...

I will go with cute, I actually like most items on the collection even though when i first say it I was a bit sceptical.
But the collection had me with its uniqueness and bold structures and colours

Ask Erena said...

OMG! Love those pieces with painted faces!
xx
Ask Erena

Paris said...

Such fun pieces! Love the leopard pants and see-through skirts!

xoxo,
Paris

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Allison said...

Cute, but very similar to Lim IMO!
:)
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Jan said...

Oh I love that first assymetric blouse!