Prada Resort – For Prada’s resort 2014 collection, designer Miuccia Prada found inspiration in tropical prints paired with retro, 1940s silhouettes. Always known for adding a bit of quirk, the transitional season plays on the motif of a Hawaiian flower–a long staple of resort attire. But Prada manages to make the cliché refreshing with a color palette of dark hues such a black, burgundy or blue grey contrasting with bright pastels. Crystals adorn the Prada woman for resort as well as bowling jackets in shiny materials. Shoes go along with the sporty theme, taking shape in a cool sneaker flat.
Moving Image – Altuzarra taps photographer and director Simon Cave for its official resort 2014 film. Captured in black and white, the video stars models Magdalena Jasek and Manuela Frey. The girls give off an ethereal if not slightly haunting vibe in the season’s feminine fashions styled by Melanie Huynh and Vanessa Traina.
Maxime Simoens Resort – For his eponymous label’s resort 2014 collection, French designer Maxime Simoens revisits 1930s style with a focus on art deco motifs. This season is all about womanly shapes and structures while adding a modern take with graphic, geometric prints in a strict color palette of black, white and red. Dresses and skirts in are form-fitting with asymmetrical cut-outs while jackets reflect the tailoring of the 30s with an attention on the waist.
Roberto Cavalli Resort – A master of print, Roberto Cavalli’s resort 2014 embraces the designer’s strong suit with colorful motifs ranging from stripes to animal prints to the more abstract. The Cavalli woman stands out in bohemian glam style inspired by worldly travels ranging from eastern to tropical locales. Dress hemlines fall to the knee or below with a focus on details; mainly leather fringe or metallic accents. Jackets are biker or tuxedo inspired while trousers are also adorned with patterns.
Timo Weiland Resort – Timo Weiland’s resort 2014 collection is heavily focused on geometric prints and grid patterns inspired by architecture. The American designer offers an outing of blue, grey, white, black and even a pop of neon green for the season’s color palette. Pants feature geometric prints with a silhouette reminiscent of golf-pants while skirts have a sporty tennis shape. Fabrics this season include acid-washed-leather and denim; adding an undeniable cool factor to the classic shapes.
Marni Resort – Marni’s resort 2014 collection offers the label’s signature ladylike yet eccentric aesthetic with an outing of womanly silhouettes which place focus on the waist. The color palette this season is varied; ranging from black and white to jewel toned purples, blues and greens. Skirts fall to the knee while 3/4th length blouses are worn over cropped trousers and long tunics. The Marni woman also makes a nod to the seventies for resort, wearing bold psychedelic prints that play off floral motifs. Bags this season are rectangle-shaped made with contrasting borders, laminated effects and perforation techniques while shoes range from flat sandals to platform heels.
Valentino Resort – For the label’s resort 2014 collection, Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli created a collection of luxe ease with a mix of elegant day wear and ethereal nighttime looks. The first section of the resort line is more casual featuring military inspired trousers and capes that come in monotone shades of cream, navy and powder pink. Later prints are introduced in the form of nautical stripes and tropical florals for the Valentino woman’s day out on a yacht. Skirts are paired with simple shirts while evening wear is full of dreamy pastel floor-length dresses embroidered with delicate detailing.
With labels previewing their resort 2014 collections, we thought it would only by appropriate to do a roundup of four hot trends which have caught our attention this season. Look below for the full list and tell us which trend you like the best.
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Resort – The Sonia by Sonia Rykiel woman fully embraces color for the line’s resort 2014 collection. An outing of rich sky blues, emerald greens and bold yellows set the tone for a youthfully dynamic season. Resort is all about femininity from full-length knit dresses to even pants adorned with whimsical ‘Kiss Me Henry’ prints. The colorful palette gets grounded with black and white separates such as pleated skirts, collared shirts and simple knits.
Paule Ka Resort – Paule Ka designer Serge Cajfinger envisioned a jet-setting woman for the brand’s resort 2014 collection. The creative director saw the Paule Ka woman taking off to glamorous locations such as Sao Paulo, New York, Kyoto and Dubai with a focus on separates. Crop tops and matching pants give an elegant ease to resort as well as dresses in retro-inspired silhouettes. The colors of the season–clay, chalk, granite and pops of red-orange, poppy and black and white–play into the lightness and global appeal of the collection.