Posted on June 18 2014
All photos are courtesy of Style.com
Hey there Pretty Birds,
We’ve been looking at the resort 2015 collections in the past few days and selected our favorite looks from our favorite brands. Here’s a little recap for you.
A sense of lightness and ease permeated the collections, with wearable clothes with an everyday appeal. A psychedelic overload of flashy, trippy colors and prints was felt at Peter Pilotto, Opening Ceremony (in psychedelic palm trees and magnified bacterium) and Alexander Wang (who reinterpreted tie-dye in his streetwise practical pieces). Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli used a psychedelic print from the 1970s for strong “shocking” pieces at Valentino (if you look at it them long your eyes will go together).
Proenza Schouler offered marble like prints in black, white, red and blue. The boys also used color-blocking in an opening wrap dress made of ultra light leather. Color-blocking was also strong at Roksanda Ilincic (in horizontal mega striped skirts and pop color dresses), in Fausto Puglisi’s Jackie O’ meets André Agassi pieces and in Giambattista Valli’s neon A-line mini dresses. Lanvin used a darker version of color-blocking in short, elegant and easy, vertical striped dresses.
Many designers opted for floral prints – in pop version at Antonio Marras, Chloé and Suno; Erdem’s flowers were futuristic and engineered, and Frida Giannini opted for botanicals at Gucci. Matisse-inspired florals were all over the energetic overcoats and dresses at Thakoon. Giambattista Valli’s florals were romantic and feminine in a jumpsuit with a strong 1970s vibe. The 1970s were also felt in Philip Lim’s suede pieces, at Valentino (see above) and in Nicholas Ghesquière’s gorgeous resort collection for Louis Vuitton, one of our favorites so far (see Tamu’s post “LV Cruise by Nicholas Ghesquière” here).
Strong graphic lines came in at Kenzo, Vionnet and Bottega Veneta among many, and many designer had fun with polka dots too (including maxi print ones at Kenzo and mini-print ones at Antonio Marras). Boyish inspiration was felt at Acne Studios and a sporty vibe was present in the clothes of Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim and Fendi. The marinière micro-trend was picked up by Thakoon, in reinterpreted marinère shirts, by Gucci, in wide legged trousers and sweater ensembles, and in the navy like peacoats at Altuzarra.
Balenciaga and Yigal Azrouël went back to basics with black and white pieces while sweater dressing was strong at Prabal Gurung, Peter Pilotto and Rag & Bone. Many designers included strong denim pieces in their collections (Acne Studios, Suno, Opening Ceremony). Karl Chanel’s collection was inspired by Paul Poiret while Valentino cited Frida Khalo.
Overall silhouettes were boxy, fluid and flowy or streamlined, with lots of A-line pieces. For accessories, most designers preferred knee-high gladiator or desert booties.
Marc Jacobs was were all the fun was at. His collection comprised exclusively of fun, shiny, flashy pieces to have a hell of a party in. Jeremy Scott at Moschino showed bandanas (Hedi Slimane, anyone?) and dresses made of soda can sequins and coca cola prints (Coca Cola is the new MacDonald’s apparently). And Stella McCartney came up with some fun and cute super hero prints.
Here’s our wrap up of the 2015 Resort collections. Enjoy the gallery and leave us your comments.
Isabella Venerosi contributed to this post.