An impressive number of over 200 designers presented their resort collections this year; there was lace, prints, hot colors and florals (to name a few of the significant themes this year) it seemed like a neatly packed chocolate box filled with a delectable variety to choose from! The very bright rainbow colored dresses at the opening of this post are that of Christopher Kane resort 2012 (ofcourse not to forget, the illustration is done by hand and with pencil colors!). Kane’s collection was more exploratory as the style presented was meant to stand-out from the crowd, rather than having a rich relaxed aura which is the root style of resort collections. His collection seemed to transport one into a futuristic world of robo-humans, thus the sketch with two half human robots… navigating (perhaps?):P. Kane and his sister Tammy Kane were both behind this “Taste the rainbow” collection, and promises that “There’s something here for the fashion girl, for the office girl, and the older woman. We’ve really had a chance to think about doing all of that now.” Vogue.com
Who said wearing prints from H to T (head to toe) is archaic? This time, designers such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Phillip Lim hope to dress the ladies in bold yet intricate prints. There’s a new sophisticated air about wearing prints and perhaps Stella McCartney epitomizes this theme with her mirrored images print on shirts and sleek cropped trousers.
As if directly implying that resort wear are all about the sun and sea, this year rays of pale yellow brightens up collections by Thakoon and Emilio Pucci.
And the bright and bold dresses by Michael Kors and Alexander Wang imitated scuba suits – perfect to splash in some sophistication into the wardrobe!
And while cruising, perhaps the perfect accessory would be a visor, most commonly related to sports like tennis and golf this accessory has now become a must have fashionable item to sport on a luxury cruise!
One word:Hot pink! Compliment the bright and bold outfits or a simpler floral number with a hot pink show stealer! One could just stand there drooling over this sizzling number by Emilio Pucci.
Here are a few other pics from this year’s resort collection.
Images via fashionologie. All of you who are cruising the hot spots around the world: Have fun – fashionably! xoxo