On & On - spring/summer 2005

Gussied up in the colours of a Pacific coral reef, the models wearing On & On spring 2005 had ample reason to smile.

This was not simply swimwear, or even beachwear that was dazzling us-it was the worship of being tastefully casual. This lifestyle philosophy came through in the red and white Che Guevara skirt with irreverent polka dots worn with a Daisy Duke camisole, as well as in evening wear in similar colours.

Zesty cross-your-heart tops were paired with paisley and fuchsia skirts of varying lengths. I never thought my mind would be blown by a shirtdress, but it finally happened-popping turquoise, fuchsia and purple make this remarkably simple On & On item a showstopper, as well as a must-have.

The men’s wear is few and far between, but there is at least one or two shirts to choose from, as well as some one-of-a-kind jeans whose fit is as relaxed as you need to be when being casual is your chosen way of life.

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer