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Can’t wait to toss aside your winter wool and already planning for the spring? If you are, and you prefer causal to formal, it might be worth a look at Liu•Jo, the Italian brand with a dot in its name.

Its collection of upmarket casualwear has been notching up a steady cult following over the years, partly based on the knitwear expertise of Capri where the Marchi brothers first set up their enterprise in the mid 1990’s. Today Liu•Jo produces numerous collections, including a jeans line, children’s collection and a beachwear collection, among other things.
Their SS16 collection is a diverse assemblage of unpretentious chic grounded in classic Italian styling. One of the silhouettes that is very practical and appealing if you’re planning to take a spring break, a quick city escape or even – too bad– just heading into work, are dresses and separates with a shape that lies somewhere between 1950’s style-full skirts and the 1970’s A-line. The 1950’s mood is also intimated in some of the textiles such as the flowers and checks combination that fuses two of that era’s popular motifs, here updated for a more contemporary feel.

But, in the spirit of the true post-modernism that fashion has become, there’s also flavours of the psychedelic 60’s and denim-obsessed 70’s thrown into the collection for good measure.

Definitely useful items in there for the woman who likes to be comfortable without being slobby; things that can move from office to cocktails or from sightseeing to restaurant with the greatest of ease.

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