Coming up for breath...

Dress over pantsOh, hello there.

Surface to Air's ss12 collection might not be a bundle of revolutionary design but it's stuffed full of silhouettes that have been bubbling under the... err... surface of mainstream fashion. Most notably, the dress-over-trouser pairing - which has been creeping up on the catwalk for the past few seasons. The only people I've seen sporting this look though are the free spirited hippie-types who clearly aren't rocking it because Nicolas Ghesquière told them to. But these two-part printed combinations are pretty much perfect and a failsafe way to try out the trend. Plus, they'd work just as well worn as separates. Yes, it's clearly high time for the dress-over-pant look to get its proper revival.

Also coveting from this collection: slubby knits, the mint coloured simple dress, sheer details, bright pops of yellow and blue, the matching glittery lurex skirt/top, and the tops with shoulders cut out.

Photos via full collection here