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There has been a gap in the bike-short and Hawaiian-shirt market, apparently, and Maarten van der Horst is here to fill it. An emerging Dutch designer fresh out of Central St. Martens, his first capsule for TopShop launched on Friday and it is rapidly disappearing. We love the Hawaii 5.0-themed prints, which top out at $280 for an oversized blazer and go down from there to $240 for summer dresses, $140 for one of the coolest Hawaiian shirts you're likely to find on the internet, and $120 for a pair of retro cuffed shorts. Though the hot pink spandex shorts may be reserved for only the most sartorially adventurous out there, the cheeky, retro vibe of the collection has a universal appeal most of us can all get down with. Peep all seven pieces in the gallery above, and hustle over to TopShop if you want to shop: last we checked, the printed shorts were available in sizes 2 and 4 only, and the spandex items were going fast, too.
· Maarten van der Horst at Topshop [Official site]
· Topshop Unique's Tough Girls: Fall 2012 [Racked]