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We love ourselves some cruise wears. While designers are burning midnight oil to wrap up their best sketches for the upcoming fashion week in September, the Resort collection resembles a breath of fresh air that is both calculated and light-hearted at the same time. Fashion watchers like us—and you—can usually get a feel of which elements and colors their fall collections are going to entail. Below is a round up of the latest Resort 2013 designs, ranging from Stella McCartney's flirty-and-fun to Helmut Lang's chic-and-androgynous, along with a select (impressive!) few.
It's been sort of a tradition that Stella McCartney flies to NYC to present her resort line at a garden party setting. This year is no exception, and may I say it was one delighted carnival. The collection matches the location like no other, featuring a wide array of color, pastel and neon; head-to-toe leopard-print and floral groups; and a mixture of textures such as twisted calico and sheer lace.
Lang's Resort can be seen as a sequel of his fall Ready-to-Wear: still a sea of cool, dark tones such as white, black and a hint of blue. The designs themselves are hard-edged, structured and sleek as usual; the signature asymmetric hems are also a mainstay in Lang's design.
When Clare Waight Keller replaced Hannah MacGibbon last year, I have to admit that my heart sank because as we all know, change isn't always good. But Keller's design managed to keep Chloé's impossibly romantic girliness that McGibbon fought so hard to perfect. Whether it's the flowy and feminine silhouettes or the soft and diaphanous choice of palette, each piece speaks to an airy and effortless collection.
Because of Hubert de Givenchy's muse Bettina, who predated Audrey Hepburn, designer Riccardo Tisci was inspired to create a gypsy-esque collection, hence the swirling paisleys in shades of blue, red and tangerine and details of gold and opalescence. At the same time, there are geometric blocks of solid hues and sharp silhouettes that contribute to the toughness of the line.
Ferretti's Resort is a nostalgic and romantic recap of the 70s, featuring retro motifs, mellow-color tie-dye, double-breasted silk and long chiffon dresses; playful details such as the Murano glass stones add a colorful-and-eye-catching touch of fun to the looks.