Nautical collections were a distinct theme at this market — they were about halfway divided between classic boating-and-sea motifs and more wild, creative interpretations. Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket (their second collection for Moda) falls in the latter category for sure. Salt Air has scales-within-scales, whale’s tails, a graphic take on a seashell, bubbles, and a big splashy coordinate. It’s not often you see the color palette stray from the typical blues and greens so the warm colors here are so inventive.
Panels seem to be a big thing lately too — Salt Air has one, plus a stripey/cheater-y print. They will all be in stores March 2012.