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Jun 21, 2012
The resort collections are commonly referred to as the "in between" season, but there are still plenty of trends that emerge each year. Here are some styles to look out for from the recent Resort 2013 presentations:
Florals, florals, florals: The fashion community's love affair with all things flowery shows no sign of stopping, with everything from English garden florals at Jill Stuart to silk separates at Alberta Ferretti to lush, vibrant floral prints at Erdem.
Wildly feminine embellishment: Lace, embroidery, crystals--feminine accents played a big role in the collections this year. From a sheer black dress embellished with feathers and a jeweled neckline for night via DKNY to pleated grosgrain ribbon and lace at Temperley London, designers showed a penchant for all-out femininity, with an entire collection inspired by the court of the Sun King and all its lavish frivolity coming courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel.
World inspiration: Travels and a global view influenced many of the season's gorgeous prints and color palettes. Bottega Veneta was inspired by the frescoes of Tiepolo and Veronese, Yigal Azrouel turned a photo of a paisley found at a flea market into a multifaceted collection, and Just Cavalli exploded with prints inspired by India.
Graphic black and white: A crisp combination that is ultimately flattering and incredibly easy, black and white were the centerpieces of some great prints seen at DKNY, St. John, Oscar de la Renta, and Temperley London.
Peach and mint green: Though vibrant color has yet to take a holiday, look for a softer sherbet palette to make its way to the runways and into your closets come next spring. Peach hues and a beautiful mint green were featured by Cut 25, Bottega Veneta, and Diesel Black Gold.
For creating a vision of spring and for ever-beautiful creations in which we live our lives, we salute the Resort 2013 collections and their designers. They are definitely Character Approved.
[Image: Boo George, courtesy of Style.com]