Resort 2012 brought us a bevy of wild colors, cool silhouettes, and a lot of prints. But what does it all mean? We're breaking it down for you, supplying you with the top 10 trends culled from all of the collections. Think surf-inspired gear, tropical prints, and pajama dressing. Want to see the rest? Click through — and start taking notes!
At the house of Galliano, the show went on. John Galliano's studio, led by long-time Galliano right-hand man Bill Gaytten, produced a louche but pretty collection that harkens to the Jazz Age of the '20s and '30s. The inspiration? American blues singer Bessie Smith, who was photographed in feminine dresses and jackets. Click the slideshow to see the line. What do you think about the company's decision to continue with the Galliano line while John Galliano stands trial for public insult? Let us know in the comments.
If you're looking for stimulating Summer concert-wear inspiration, check out Haute Hippie's Resort 2012 collection. Pieces like fringed blanket ponchos, beaded caftans, and goddess-like maxis dipped in toasty hues will have you looking like a modern-day Woodstock attendee in no time at all. Peep the slide show to see the collection, then tell us which is your favorite piece!
Sarah Burton, still rather fresh over her triumphant wedding-dress-of-the-century for Kate Middleton, debuted a crisp and romantic cruise collection for Alexander McQueen. Channeling an African expedition via '40s silhouettes and Edwardian fabrics, the collection was dreamy, but utterly wearable. Check out the cinched-waist safari vests and lace dresses in the slideshow. Do you think Sarah Burton is doing a good job as the creative head of Alexander McQueen?
Resort season wraps up today, and some of fashion's big names have debuted their collections in recent days — Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, and Rag and Bone count among Resort's last shows. We saw modern takes on classic prints like florals, tons of color, and even some Winter offerings like thick coats and fur. Click our slideshow to see our favorite looks from this last batch of Resort.
Resort 2012 continues with an emphasis on colorblocking, tons of color — notably pink and yellow, plenty of vacation-ready dresses, and fresh takes on floral prints. Our favorites from this latest showing of resort collections? Givenchy with its futuristic florals; Celine for its completely modern approach to menswear, subtle femininity, and freshness; Preen's pretty colorblocking; and the exotic, totally pretty prints from Tory Burch and Suno. Click the slideshow to see 40 of the best resort 2012 looks, Part III.
We've seen slouchy, silky pants and tops for Summer, but we saw two resort 2012 looks that has us thinking pajamas are going to be here for a bit. Celine showed an oversized striped pajama set, while Louis Vuitton presented a more polished pajama outfit, complete with helmet (for those late-night moto rides, you know). Does this mean fashionistas worldwide are going to be adopting pajamas?
Click the slideshow to see pics from the collection, including the to-die-for accessories.
Resort week is well underway, and we have to say, we love what we're seeing. The sporty themes, from Jason Wu's surfer femme details and Michael Kors power surfer, to Nicolas Ghesquière's varsity jackets and visors, are making us feel the need to get in shape. Wild prints — wallpaper chic at Marc Jacobs, gypsy-inspired patterns at Thakoon, and ikat at Derek Lam — lend a bold vibe to the season that has become increasingly important. Click the slideshow to see the best of resort, part II.
Make sure to check out the Best of Resort, Part I!
Oscar de la Renta's resort collection paid playful homage to Picasso via cubist prints and bold allusions to Spain, the artist's homeland, without compromising the classic elegance for which Oscar is known. Dresses were treated with patchwork and embroidery, and finished off with hats that looked stolen from a flamenco dancer's closet. Speaking of flamenco, a ruffled red dress that flounced down the runway needed only a set of castanets, as did a polka-dot strapless dress with a flirty peplum hem. The large collection also showed swim, like a deep v-neck one-piece and knit tap shorts with a crop top. Finishing the show were Oscar's evening gowns, the highlight of which might have to be an emerald green one-shoulder dress worn by Candice Swanepoel. Click the slideshow to see the collection.