Think of Tshirterie as a Project Runway challenge – Tim Gunn dares the contestants to transform a basic T-shirt into a clever expression of fashion. And then imagine Tshirterie taking home the grand prize…. every episode, every season. That’s how genius and innovative the Tshirterie creations are, and that’s why they sit high on the list of designers to be on the lookout for in 2012. The masterminds behind Tshirterie, Rosita Spugnardi and Antonio Neroni, have that ying-and-yang thing going on — she’s a little bit vintage-y with an obsession for prints, and he’s a little bit eclectic with a masculine sentiment. Put the two together and you’ve got a well-balanced mashup of his-and-her's style. The contradictory undertone of their designs captures what they deem to be the definition of fashion – “it’s a giant oxymoron”. And it shows! Simple tees ornamented with feathery bib necklaces, oversized t-dresses emphasized by miniature prints, and boxy tops adorned with jeweled collars. Slip on one of these tees and let your off-duty style shine in 2012.
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