The warmer months tend to usher in florals, brights, and the like. But for 2011, top houses have incorporated fruit motifs into the mix, delivering everything from single fruit elements like the apple graphic tees shown at Z-Spoke by Zac Posen to pop-art, repeating patterns similar to the banana tops donned on the Prada runways. Charlotte Olympia’s Bananas is my Business shoe was an interesting implementation of the trend, showcasing python fruits atop a stacked wooden heel. Similarly, the print masters at Marimekko did strawberry totes and queen of the perpetually kitch, high-jewelry designer Solange Azagury-Partridge, brought to life a collection of cherry rings and earrings to top it all off. In short, when it comes to fruit spangled pieces for spring, we say you go bananas.
Bananas Is My Business Shoe, $1,556; available at the Webster, Miami Beach
Z-spoke by Zac Posen
Apple Face tee, artwork by Daisy De Villeneuve, $65; available at Intermix boutiques, www.intermixonline.com
Cherry Stone earrings and Ring in 18ct red gold, $8,600 and $3,000, respectively; available at Solange Azagury-Partridge, Madison Avenue and Rodeo Drive; www.solangeazagurypartridge.com
Mansikka Bag in Mansikkavuoret print, $85; available at Marimekko Concept Stores 212.628.8400 / 305.573.4244, www.marimekko.com
Taivas Bag in Mansikkavuoret print, $145; available at Marimekko Concept Stores 212.628.8400 / 305.573.4244, www.marimekko.com
Bold with Bananas Shirt & Painted Skirt, $760 – $995; at Prada Boutiques