We’re continuing to skip from Milan, London and New York to select more of our favorite Resort 2014 collections before Haute Couture frenzy hits starting July 1st. Because designers show Resort (as well as Pre-Fall) in carefully, minimally staged locations and environments (versus expensive runway shows), guests lists are paired back to heavily curated editorial attendees. Maybe this is one of the reasons I love Resort and Pre-Fall as much as I do.
I’m not sure how you feel but I adore the black, white and grey animal prints that Roberto Cavalli delivered in Milan. They seemed refreshed, more sophisticated with a urban twist. A great way to stand out in any crowd. His other surprise was the 60’s psychedelic vibe that is the perfect winter vaca pick-me up and you gotta love his continuing love affair with Poseidon blue and white.
The jury may be out on Sass & Bide but we might just see (and I could be very wrong) a bit of this spaced age style, the graphic prints and the shredded, embellished denim on many a celeb. It’s a clean, fun look that works for parties, island resorts and maybe a fabulous yacht.
Resort is also about being relaxed and Valentino literally stepped out of their comfort zone a bit and created beautiful daywear. The range encompassed everything from military looks with gorgeous camouflage, counterbalanced with a touch of the school girl and standout fluorescents. They even did denim for the first time.
So here’s the heads up. Retailers don’t normally buy as much of resort, so if you like a look or want to reserve it, shop the trunk shows, via Moda Operandi. It’s a fashion insurance policy.
NJ, The Brunette