Fruits Of Your Labor: Colorful Spring Fashion

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.

Charlotte Olympia

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,

Solange Azagury-Partridge

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;


Mansikka Bag in Mansikkavuoret print, $85; available at Marimekko Concept Stores 212.628.8400 / 305.573.4244,


Taivas Bag in Mansikkavuoret print, $145; available at Marimekko Concept Stores  212.628.8400 / 305.573.4244,


Bold with Bananas Shirt & Painted Skirt, $760 – $995; at Prada Boutiques