While we have no idea what our holiday plans are, we already have a good idea of what we’ll be wearing. The resort collections fall more in the realm of what people actually wear than that of a runway model fantasy. So far for 2013, we’re seeing a lot of plaid, colourful stripes, florals, pencil skirts, and dresses over pants, which seem to be inspired from the 1970′s. Here are some of my favourite looks from some of the biggest designers in the fashion industry.
Alberta Ferretti went for an upbeat, freewheeling 70′s look for this collection. She turned retro proportions into more contemporary silhouettes. Her use of hypnotic mosaic-like glass print, embroideries and patterns on crocheted dresses, and the slice of peek-a-boo lace in blush, cream and accents of scarlet really compliment the floor-sweeping dresses and body skimming sheaths.
Frida Giannini went all out with her use of fabric for Gucci’s resort. Silk jacquard in crocodile and leopard patterns for wrap skirts, djellaba blouses, and tapered pants as soft and easy as pyjamas. The collection was simple and clean, short or columnar with lean pants and equally lean long evening dresses.
Moschino creative director Rosella Jardini turned honeycomb nylon fabric into head-turning collarless biker jackets, A-line skirts and tops twinkling with embellished collars with sprinkles of hyper-feminine poppy prints topped with 60′s silhouettes. Definitely a collection worth having in your closet.
Instead of soaking in the sun, Rag & Bone’s resort collection wants you to be navigating icy puddles on Manhattan sidewalks. The pretty victorian petticoats with a military twist in dusky and lurid hues, the Russian-inspired floral prints adds that feminine touch.
Valentino went from sleek black with a folksy bent for fall to a much brighter state of mind for its resort collection. And thank goodness they did. This line is bursting with pink lace, pretty beading and overt expressions of joie de vivre. It’s like walking into a 60′s inspired candy shop of sweet embellishment.
Zac Posen went for elegance, luxury and dramatic proportions for his resort collection. From strapless, halter and asymmetrical gowns to head-turning mass of diaphanous tulle and tea-stained ivory skirt suits with a 40′s fuel.