Now that the Resort 2016 season is over, it would be beneficial to scan through the most memorable looks and discuss what this year’s designs brought to our daily fashion pick.
Naturally, you don’t expect designers to go too far from their standard signatures, hence why it is no strange that Resort collections 2016 were more extended versions of already known designs, rather than something new. However, there are lots of pieces that will leave us in the lust mode for months.
This year it was all about pastel, flowers, monochrome, denim and apparently Cuba! Who said politics, diplomacy and fashion don’t mix…
Giorgio Armani’s collection (my personal favourite if I may add) was for sure another of one of his signature conclusions when simple design meets a beautiful structure. Vivid red, sophisticated lines and transparent fabrics, there is nothing more you need.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli continued their trademark with expressive and dramatic designs from previous collections for Valentino and this dress will be on everyone’s list.
Marc Jacobs went to the streets of New York, in Soho neighbourhood, with his Resort collection, which was an obvious extension of his Fall 2015 show. We always have some time to add lots of frills and flowers to our wardrobe!
Jeremy Scott at Moschino thought of everything this year, even how to carry the shopping bags. You don’t! You have few attached to your clothes. And if you need a credit card, you can wear that too!
Victoria Bechkam’s fourth Resort collection included few of her signature crisp normcore tunic-and-trouser sets, a fabulous way to continue her vision of a powerful woman. And at Fendi’s Lagerfeld played with femininity as well by including the Strelitzia in his collection, commonly known as the bird of paradise flower. Just look at that beauty!
At Stella McCartney’s there was a Cuban set and a sense of liberation in the clothes (maybe a subtle nod to a recent move toward normalisation of relations between USA and Cuba for the first time in more than fifty years). And not only that, there were costumed characters on stilts, a live salsa band and dancers. And long crisp dresses too. I know, I’m crying inside too.
Another Cuba nod has been seen at Proenza Schouler, while Roksanda Ilincic gave us another glance of her bold use of colour and geometric shapes. This time it was Cubist-influenced shapes and contrasting colours pattern. Lots of pink, turquoise, coral and red. Stunning!
Monochrome was everywhere, especially with Alexander Wang (just look at that “all in one T-shirt-bustier”) and Mugler. That jumpsuit is remarkable!
Tom Browne went manly and pastel, while at Marni’s they proved once more why they are considered one of the best in business for mixing up!
Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s Rochas line-up presented another way how to capture the sense of femininity by combining laces, silk and structure. How simple and effective! And the power of denim was all about at Marques’ Almeida. More ripped jeans, coats and skirts this season? Yes please.
I don’t know about you but I will be more than crying inside after all of this. Now where is that credit card…