British born Suzanne Clements and Brazilian Inacio Ribeiro, the design duo behind the veteran London Fashion Week label Clements Ribeiro, have a fantastic way of subverting traditional fashion elements with a dash of wit to create fun-to-wear pieces. Their latest SS14 collection aims to reimagine tourists in Rio via a host of bold and beautiful prints adorning a tropical silhouette in which holiday-ready ruffles and hot swing skirts are key. Ferns and parrots infuse the prints with an exotic edge, in stark contrast to monochromatic wavy graphics that resemble the Copacabana pavement.
The overall feel of the collection is a mixture of retro tropical glamour with elements from the street savvy fashionista. Don’t just take our word for it though, watch a video of the collection here, but be warned, its tropical theme will have you exotic island dreaming for sure.
The collection is filled with a plethora of summer must-haves, but there’s definitely one little cutie that has caught our eye: the kitsch swell cat design featured on a choice of T-shirt, baseball shirt or sweatshirt. The T-shirt (£84) would look great alongside a trendy leather skirt, to infuse your outfit with a fun twist.
Images: Clements Ribeiro