Tuesday 19 June 2012

Flower Power: Jakarta-based Nikicio does floral prints with an edge

While all kinds of prints are a big trend this season, I’m a little skeptic when it comes to florals.
I love colouful clothes but florals are just too girly most of the time, which for me is not exactly a good thing. It risks feeling a little too country and amateurish.

In order for floral prints to work, they have to have a slight edge or at least the cut has to add an contrasting or complementing  dimention to prevent you from looking like a walking garden.

Luckily one particular Asian label is doing florals this season and is doing it well. This is Jakarta-based Nikicio whose collection for this summer is exploding with prints – but in a good way.

Florals head-to-toe don't mean country - at least not with these
tailored ad edgy Nikicio pieces!

From full menswear-inspired suits and shirts, to shorts and matching jackets, these pieces with the signature purple and orange floral print are fresh, trendy and believe it or not –edgy.

That is because the sharp  tailored lines of the pieces balance the print and work really well in giving an attitude to the pieces and making them look more urban than country.

What’s more, well being mostly separates, these are perfect pieces to update your wardrobe and give it some floral touch without going over the top. The blazers go very well over any plain jeans/shorts and shirt/t-shirt combo and would add an instant eye-catching element to your outfit without the need to further accessorize. But if you dare, you can always go for the full suit which works just as much!

You can definitely go floral all the way if you dare...

Or tone those awesome trousers down with a crisp white shirt
for a more understated look.

Another cool fact about this label is their usage of organic cotton and eco-friendly fabrics with high quality making it very suitable for Singapore’s humid weather.

So here you go, if you want to look edgy this summer – you CAN  ditch the black and grey and embrace the flower power!

Nikicio floral pieces are stocked at eriin.com and their online shop 

Even the floral dress has a less girly feel about it. Love the
sleeves and the full skirt!

Are you tempted yet? I know I am!