Think the Cote D'Azur. Think the 60s. Think of an actress with a blonde, curly bob bathing on the beach in Cannes; cue high-waisted bikini bottoms, towelling dresses and nautical stripes. Now imagine all of the previous together and you have Heidi Klein's SS12 collection before you.
Inspired by the likes of Brigette Bardot and Grace Kelly, Heidi Klein has created a collection to die for. The combination of classic, signature silhouettes and disparate prints and textures works well. My favourite design, the turquoise coral pattern, captures the the essence of the Mediterranean.
Another aspect of the timeless collection that I loved was the support which is offered in every piece. The elegant shapes are designed with hidden padding and under wiring, which offers an immediate boost for everyone and creates a perfect fit.
The collection will be available from early on next year. Heidi Klein's shop-in-shop, at Liberty, opens November 2.