New seasons items from Kloke feature a stunning and energetic print from French textile designer Amelie Charroin, who has worked closely with the label through last few seasons prints. This print features both abstract lines, and spotted texture intertwined with figures from the ancient world - heads of men; akin to the gods of Ancient Rome, along with terracotta pots or vases which contribute to the melange of line and symbols from both modern and ancient worlds. The colours used in this collection are both bold and striking; key colours being Ultramarine blue, primary green, yellow and of course the colour of the moment, Lilac! Burst of colour make their way into the most unexpected of shapes; lilic denim forming the new iteration of the Interval Front Pocket Jean, and bright, magic ultramarine taking over knits for the season….The new Spring/Summer collection title 'Astral Projection’ has references to the stars, and the non-physical realm of existence; where various paranormal activity or phenomena take place - the in-between state able to be located amongst past histories, experiences and the now -contributing to the future that hasn’t happened yet…a perfect scene set...for the cosmic energy and lift we all receive from the sun shining and carefree days spent with loved ones; basking in the radiant glow of summer.
The collection definitely follows a slightly whimsical tune, interesting and rare for the label - the collection is as playful as summer itself. Pieces in the range include the Astral Dress - the one stop summer V-neck throw on anytime dress; and the much loved Oasis top - both in dreamy, high quality printed linen featuring the multi-coloured Astral Print. Included in the range is the return of the Gem Wrap tie top in a premium high twist cotton fully fashioned 1X2 rib knit in ultramarine blue, making it a perfect summer companion - throw over your bathing suit as the day cools, or steal the show wearing it as a stunning wrap on a night out. Also in the rib knit is the Hiatus racer back tank top, coming in that hard to deny ultramarine, or for those who like it pared back, it also comes in reliable Ink.
Included in the mix is a summer staple as everyone knows; a hard working short that can be pulled out at a moments notice! We have this very short in store! The Lore Short is a elastic high waisted cotton short with two side pockets, ink coloured with white contrast stitching…they are causal and elegant all at once! Wear with a plain t-shirt or white collared shirt for a laid back beach inspired night time look. Kloke always does summer staples incredibly well, and with that in mind; even if print isn’t your thing - looking into your wardrobe - there will most likely be a Kloke shaped hole there - so get ready for summer fun and pop down and witness the genius of Kloke in real life! Collection Astral Projection on the floor as we speak….come get star-eyed with us!
Words by Gussie Vinall Richardson & Layout by Shelby De Fazio
Photography provided by Kloke