The rest of my favorite fashion designers from Resort 2015 (continued…)
Serge Cajfinger wanted to bring a more relaxed attitude to this year’s Resort collection. And seriously, what’s more relaxed than sneakers? Sport Chic was mainly the idea: “I wanted to offer the contemporary woman a modern wardrobe that mixes elegance and comfort” the designer told in a recent interview.
The overall look was very modern and perfect for spring. Colors stuck to mostly a soft yellow and navy blue. Though, my favorite part of the collection was the white bag with black trim. It looks somewhat like a cartoon bag, yet it’s still very suitable for businesswomen. With simple lines and patterns, this sporty look is easily a ready-to- wear collection that is modern but still very practical.
Some of the looks looked a bit retro to me and some looked quite futurist and I think the styles blended quite nicely. My favorite look from this collection is by far the skater dress with the full skirt portion close to a heavy satin and a tee shirt type top made great balance of elegance and casual.
Karl Lagerfeld featured his Resort collection in an actual crumbling theater! (A quite scary but convincing evocation of a culture in ruins) There was an awesome backdrop of a sci-fi skyline/ a city of the future, held in Dubai. Chanel transformed basically a building on an island into a chic desert oasis complete with fake palm trees and lattice-work screens made from interlocking Chanel C’s. Guests arrived at the show via covered wooden boats! His show was really ironic to watch: the backdrop was futuristic but the looks that walked out into the runway left an impression of something you can quite easily imagine would exist a hundred years ago, showing Dubai perfectly through his collection.
Janelle Monae performs in the show which makes the collection seem all more the better! And the bags you guys like..The BAGS though! As a nod to Dubai’s oil wealth (the United Arab Emirates is the 8th largest oil producer in the world), Chanel’s classic quilted bags came in the shape of gas canisters! There were also bags that came in the form of giant pearls. “You know, before Japan took over for pearls, this place was famous for them, so Chanel is very at home here,” Lagerfeld explained.
Lagerfeld referenced traditional patterns of the Middle East with a mash-up of prints that called to mind Islamic tiles.The looks were also very structured and had upright collars like the culture always shows. Harem pants came in every shape and fabric imaginable—from wide-cut, sheer, and ruffled to slim, shiny, and floral-print.
And I’m not sure about you, but don’t
the models’ work a vaguely ’70s hair moment with giant, back-combed bouffant ‘dos? Lol:p
Charlotte Free—who opened the show—looked particularly striking with her pastel pink locks:)
Twiggy-eyelashes and thick, smokey shadow was accented by a dab of gold at the inner corner of the eyes for makeup for a more daring look, and…to wrap of this review let’s take a look at this picture:
Nothing can be said about this look except that it is awesome.
Roberto Cavalli’s diffusion line is almost always inspired from far- flung destinations and exotic cultures, and so this time for Resort, he gave new meaning to the “urban-jungle” cliche. I love the fact that it’s a really active collection, because apparently designers are still strong on active wear such as sneakers, sweatshirts and windbreakers.
The collection surely had a streetwise tone which in turn resonated a bit more with the here and now, rather than past Just Cavalli designs.
I am in love with the one dress with geometric layering of blue and pink floral patterns on the sides and the front of the dress. (Pictured above) Overall, I love the look and seriously I want every piece in this collection!
The starting point for this Versace collection was the 1960’s. The label transformed a usual shift dress with mashups from
archival Gianni- era prints. Prints including the Medusa as well as the signature Greek key were used prominently. (The polka dot an flags use were a surprising feature)
The go-go boots and the simple silhouette left for a lot of room for creativity. I simply love the patterns, and the stand out colors or yellow and lavender which In have noticed being used very often in the Resort Collections:) Also, just as a side note I think the hair choice was great to keep it extremely simple blond straight hair to focus more in the dresses and the collections.
From the boots, to the cutouts on dresses, to the well thought out, intricate designed patterns, I was a great collection. And the best part of all? It was totally my style, so it won my over instantly:)
Before starting her collection, Orla Kiely wondered what exactly Resort meant these days. Since the looks aren’t hitting the store until October is is meant for the working women who needs an inter-season wardrobe or is it for a January trip to warmer climates? For Kiely it was the former.
Having working woman in mind, and not for the impoverished this time: the focus was for a fashion-loving woman via a precisely edited collections hat can be thrown together without a second thought.
When I read about her inspiration for these looks, I wasn’t quite surprised. Based on French simplicity a collection of navy, beige, and red stated quality over quality. Very retro, very fun. I simply love this collection! 🙂
So, that was the end of my Resort 2015 favorites, hope you enjoyed! (If you didn’t see part one, be sure to check it out for 5 more designers!)
Oh and which are you’re favorite designers this season? I want to know!