Club Tropicana

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This week (April 11) intu Eldon Square in Newcastle hosted their Fashion Live 14 Catwalk show in the epicentre of the new shopping mall.

It was a chance for many stores in the shopping centre to show their new collections and most popular clothing lines.

A range of very different stores participated including John Lewis, Burton, Adidas, Newlook and Dorothy Perkins.

On watching the show, it was easy to pick up on the showcasing of one the biggest trends of the season for women’s wear and menswear alike and that is the Tropical trend.

The trend was interpreted in very different ways for each brand in different styles and intensities of the pattern.

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Adidas’ designs were a fresh new take on sportswear.

The block coloured gym shorts which were cut in a retro 90s style were clashed with bright plum and turquoise colours in the tropical printed sports tops, with the bold white Adidas logo embedded on to the garments.

The brand had stylishly created a sports luxe collection whilst incorporating one of the biggest trends of the season, which sport enthusiasts and those who wouldn’t even contemplate entering a gym, would love to wear.

The prints themselves were a basis of striking greens and blues with hints of yellows and oranges, which were then paired with the colour block garments and accessories particularly in reds and yellows.

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John Lewis advertised their take on the trend through gorgeous tropical printed, feminine tea dresses, which were teamed with colour blocking summer brights, in the form of statement yellow bags and vivid cardigans.

Similarly, Dorothy Perkins and Newlook both opted for summery playsuits and dresses in floaty fabrics with the tropical prints in greens and blues boldly smothering the pretty garments.

Here are Fashion North’s top picks in association with Eldon square to help you to achieve the tropical trend:



Black tropical print pencil skirt. Newlook, £14.99.




Tropical print cami (£26) and shorts (£32), both Topshop.



Miami print bodycon dress. Miss Selfridge, £39.



Adidas Floralina shorts. Adidas, £30.



Green tribal leaf jersey cami. Dorothy Perkins, £14.



Closet tropical flared dress, green. John Lewis, £52.

Find all these gorgeous products in stores at the intu Eldon Square, Newcastle. Happy shopping!

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