WE ARE TAKING A LOOK BACK AT THE RESORT 2016 COLLECTIONS AND NOTICE THAT THEY FEATURE AN UNUSUALLY WIDE RANGE OF TRENDS. DESIGNERS ARE SLOWLY LETTING GO OF THE 70’S AND COMING UP WITH EXOTIC REFERENCES AND INTENSELY GRAPHICAL IMPACTS FOR THE NEW SEASON.
Resort is said to be an evolution of the main season, where designers let off steam before their imaginative Fall/Winter shows. Most of them opt for slightly commercial collections and put emphasis on timeless pieces. Wearable collections with a buy-now-wear-now character are the focus. Vibrant colours and ultra-feminine shapes set the tone and lighten up the Resort season. Designers come across with retro touches here and there and collections that shine bright. Here are the top trends to keep an eye on for the season that is about to filter into stores.
Resort 2016 is said to be exotic. We see an unusually high frequency of palm prints and jungle inspirations. From Stella McCartney’s cuban focus to Proenza Schouler’s carribean flair, designers seem to be enjoy the holiday bliss.
Ever So Graphic
Graphics are obviously the macro trend amongst the Resort collections. Designers set the tone for the season with a surprising eye for great patterns using energizing and powerful geometrics. From every imaginable shape to every thinkable hue, this season surely stands out as one of the most versatile ones.
Fur is a sure thing to accompany collections from Fendi to Gucci, but this season, it appears, designers are taking their favourites to the next level. Featuring patch worked textiles, intarsia knit and colourfully collaged garments, Resorts fur captivates with imaginative style.
Leather coats may be nothing new, but the season seems to be all about a new take on the old classic. With an emphasis on trench coat forms, this season’s coat comes in metallic surfaces, different kinds of leather and is frequently belted at the waist.
Is it New Year’s Eve yet? With an intense focus on sequins, designers from Chanel to Lanvin surprise with an eclectic use of the party fabric and supply us with festive sparkle, just in time.
The former schoolgirl essential gets a thorough makeover. Ladylike styles come in delicately pleated chiffons and feminine silhouettes. From a printed dress in layers at Louis Vuitton to a delicate patchwork gown at Christopher Kane to a very sportive version at Alexander Wang, designers are everything but stingy to make this trend a flattering way to dress.
Resort is an indication that flirtatious ruffles will sooner or later be swirling around our bodies. They are less girly and more futuristic and surely infused with that certain Latin vibe. Sonia Rykiel and Co. supply the perfect partners to dance the nights away.