Like maple syrup are to pancakes, prints are to summer; a sweet combination that has weathered the tests of time and proven to be a classic staple. This summer has proven to be an explosive one in the print department and with the new Dorothy Perkins collaboration with British print maestro, Olivia Rubin, the trend looks set to continue.

The designer, Olivia Rubin, with her creation.

Having made a name for herself upon graduation from Central St Martins with an acclaimed first womenswear collection, Rubin has put her deft touch on a summer ready collection for high-street giant, Dorothy Perkins. While her signature brick-prints may be noticeably missing, the collection entitled “A Postcard from” boasts almost art-decoesque brash floral prints, subtle shell prints and tropical bird prints that conjure up instant memories of travel fun in the sun. While Malaysia will not be enjoying full collection – missing from racks are accessories and swimwear – here are five picks we reckon you shouldn’t miss out on, if only the better to say that you own a piece from this burgeoning designer.

The Olivia Rubin for Dorothy Perkins collection can be found at participating retail outlets. Dorothy Perkins are located at these following locations.