A Clean Palette – Australian label Bassike embraces its signature aesthetic of minimal luxury for the resort 2013 season. The new collection offers simple silhouettes, a clean color palette of neutrals and python prints, and modest hemlines. Jumpsuits, boyish cuts and utilitarian shapes dominate the transitional season for an easy breezy outing of silk, leather and Italian cottons.
A Tour of New York – For Paule Ka’s resort 2013 collection, designer Serge Cajfinger found inspiration in the story of a woman visiting New York City with an outing of ladylike silhouettes. Shot near the Hudson River, the Paule Ka woman wears a wardrobe influenced by Big Apple landmarks such as the Chrysler Building, the MoMA and Central Park. Color blocking and graphic patterns bring to mind New York’s sleek architecture while casual shorts and crop tops evoke the urban pace. Based in neutral hues but paired with bright accents such as canary yellow, lavender and orange; the transitional season is a harmonious marriage of elegance and youthful freedom.
Friendly Fashion – The brain child of fashion editor Matthew Edelstein, Friends & Associates debuts its first collection for the resort 2013 season featuring pieces inspired by iconic uniforms. Models Nastya Kusakina and Vasilisa Pavlova wear the simple silhouettes matched with playful patterns and flower-decorated hats in these lookbook images. Friends & Associates offers basics for women with influences ranging from military, waitress and even cheerleader uniforms using color-blocking, pleats and streetwear aesthetics for modern wardrobe staples. / Photos by Hugh Lippe, Styling by David Vandewal
The Super Color – Peter Pilotto’s resort 2013 collection offers an explosion of colors with kaleidoscopic prints and patterns created digitally by designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos. Modeled by Ava Smith and Josephine Skriver, the silhouette of the transitional season is rigid with above the knee skirts matched with short or long-sleeve tops contrasting the chaotic patterns. The resort collection also offers pants and jumpsuits in bold, all over prints inspired by medieval illuminated manuscripts found in London’s Royal Library. Overall, the Pilotto woman keeps it sophisticated with a touch of whimsy the resort season. / Photos by Jason Kim, Styling by Tom van Dorpe
Ferragamo’s Bohemian Resort – Salvatore Ferragamo’s resort 2013 collection was shown in Paris at the prestigious Louvre museum, yesterday. Marking the first fashion show presented in the historic setting, creative director Massimiliano Giornetti debuted an outing inspired by international destinations such as the California Coast, Mediterranean Sea and St. Barts with a collection of cool neutrals and crocheted separates. Striking a balance between boyish style and glam bohemian fashion, Giornetti offered lightweight knits, motorcycle jackets, slouchy pants and short, glittery dresses for the resort woman. Accessories included fringe embellished bags in luxe crocodile, python or nappa and a gold and white bone Art Déco butterfly necklace. The Ferragamo woman keeps it free-spirited yet thoroughly modern for the resort season.
A Colorful Affair – For her resort 2013 collection, Stella McCartney focused on her strong suits with an outing of flared pants, retro prints, oversize blazers and lightweight dresses. Modeled by Nadja Bender, the transitional season offered McCartney’s own take on early seventies style with plaid patterns, fringe and lace. The color palette took on vibrant hues of marmalade orange, canary yellow, forest green and hot pink steeped in neutral accents. The new collection is made for a woman who seeks leisurely yet impeccable style.
On the Money – Acne’s resort 2013 collection finds inspiration in PR girl style with an outing of slouchy, streetwear influenced shapes. Designer Jonny Johansson created prints from colored banknotes in green, indigo and gold hues matched with neutral basics. Accessories include patterned glasses, oversize clutches and multi-colored hats for a quirky yet wearable resort season.
Day to Night – For resort 2013, Donna Karan embraces an array of elegant skirts and dresses which are as practical as they are stylish. Modeled by Josefien Rodermans, Josephine Skriver, Madison Headrick and Romee Strijd, the new collection is steeped in a color palette of traditional black and white, silvery grey, taupe and vibrant pink. Silhouettes for the transitional season are ladylike, accentuating the waist or bust-line. Embellished with crystals or fringe, Karan’s resort line encompasses all the wardrobe essentials for event-goers. / Photos by Seth Sabal, Styling by Nicoletta Santoro
Herve Leger’s Sexy Heroines – Herve Leger by Max Azria’s resort 2013 collection strikes a balance between pop art and super hero chic with a mix of vibrant colors and body-conscious silhouettes. The label’s signature bandage dresses are front and center in an explosion of patterns and graphic prints. The resort line also offers swimwear with asymmetrical cuts and bandeau bikinis. Shades of metallic and leather accents bring a hint armored warrior to the Herve Leger woman’s wardrobe.
Desert Chic – For resort 2013, BCBG Max Azria offered up its traditional color blocking with a hint of Middle Eastern inspired cuts and patterns. Floor-length dresses matched with boxy blazers set the tone for the season in shades of electric blue, canary yellow and vibrant turquoise. Billowing kaftans in long and short lengths offer a sexy twist to the elegant staple. Accessorized with aviator sunglasses and a colorful shoe, the Max Azria woman looks ready for a laid-back outing come resort time.