Since its launch in 2006, Bassike has built a name as a master of simplicity while maintaining a reputation for using only the best quality fabrics and construction. For the label’s latest resort range for 2014, designers Deborah Sams and Mary-Lou Ryan have pared back their aesthetic even more, creating a collection that is pure minimalism. Clean lines, block shapes and solid colours abound across a full range of separates, capturing a less-is-more aesthetic.
The range is filled with geometric cuts: white smocks with squared shoulders and crisp, structured tops and drop-crotch pants for both men and women, all finished with a razor-sharp edge. And while the overall fit is slightly oversized, the precise construction staves off any sense of sloppiness. Instead, the result is a collection perfectly suited to combat the Australian heat – loose, light and layered.
The colour palette is straight up French Riviera. Bright yellow, red and sky blue are teamed up with Bassike’s traditional black and white, with a range of monochrome prints keeping the collection fresh.
The key looks for women seem to be a strong architectural shoulder – be it sleeveless or capped – and loose, almost box-cut dresses. For the men, soft, tailored pants and oversized tees provide a relaxed, suave feel. Loose fitting leather shorts for both men and women will also be a popular choice.
Bassike’s Resort 2014 range will be available in-store and online in October.
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