CHARLES & KEITH Spring Summer 2012 commences with a season of saccharine optimism in boisterous show-stopping brights and stripes, seventies inflected contemporary vintage statement pieces and a penchant for the rustic wilderness, sweeping you off your feet in a whirlwind of ecstasy.

Take a road trip and move in upbeat colours of neon hues from the candy-coloured popsicle and pared down earth tones, transposing one to the pastoral plains with perfect contrasts, matt finishes and intricate detailing.

Embrace the diversity with CHARLES & KEITH Spring 2012 collection at the start of the new year of fresh beginnings and trendsetting moments in splendour.

An array of rainbow colour selection is the palette for L'art Pop Collection instantly brightens up Spring looks in citrus orange, fuchsia pink, lipstick red, lemon yellow, shocking green and electric blue. Silhouettes and forms are kept clean and minimal as vibrant shades are the key trend forerunner. Not for the faint-hearted, the pop spirit stands out to its fullest.

All eyes are on the seventies spirit in Modern Vintage Collection, well and alive this spring. Exploring how vintage influences present day trends, there's plenty to continue mining in the era's statement sandals, chunky platform wedges and block heels in brown, tan, nude and maroon accents. The naïve ideals of the free-spirited glamour era inspire feminine shapes, bringing into being contemporary fashion.

Fashion saunters into the au-natural and pastoral mood of rural plains in Rustic Modernist Collection, extracting key rustic elements in timeless modern forms, giving it a contemporary spin for the urban fashionistas. Simplicity and craftsmanship of heels with weaving techniques and rattan totes in earth tones inspired from the native land evokes a naturalistic effect and an idyllic display of chic abandonment.