The toasty days of summer usually inspire in us a lust for all things bright, printed and perky. Perhaps it's the heat that does this—while it can be physically enervating, it somehow manages to invigorate our sartorial energies. It motivates us to combat potentially debilitating solar conditions with cheery outfits that channel the weather's fervor.
Young designer Czarina Villa helps us address this summer clothing propensity. Her newest collection for her clothing brand 12Twelve delivers caftans with bright floral and animal prints, and color block skirts in shocking tones perfect for summer. Read on to find out what she had to say about her latest collection, and to get to know her more as a designer. Also, click on the photo gallery to see her summer 2010 collection for 12Twelve.