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  • 16 January 2016

We took a trip down international runways to see what’s trending in fashion now, and trust us, these exciting resortwear trends will ensure you look on point. Go ahead and make space in your closet for we have some serious fashion inspiration for you! 

Don’t put away your pink stuff just yet! If the resort 2016 collections are any indication, blush is going to be the colour of the season. Just Cavalli brought subtle hints of country romanticism with its pretty lace-trimmed dresses and Lagerfeld focused on creating items that look tough but feel soft. For instance, this jacket was woven from leather but looks entirely tweed. On the other hand, Elie Saab‘s Resort Collection showcased the glamour of early 1970s California with tons of pieces in beige pink for ‘high days’!


Sartorial skeptics rejoice! 2016 blooms mean business. Theya re rendered bold with ultra-modern cuts; think beautiful but with an edge. Although flowers have been a part of Valentino’s design approach since forever, Chiuri and Piccioli still manage to marvel us each season with gorgeous, fresh pieces including this one. While things at Alexander McQueen looked vintage and precious, Karen Walker’s collection paid homage to the cruise director and her high seas joie de vivre. Or let’s say, pure vacation vibe. 

Fashion’s latest obsession is the shoulder and here’s why for the coming months, you might want to shrug off those sleeves. With tailoring being Tisci’s forte, the Givenchy collection featured a fair amount of strict and masculine cuts but also made space for Victorian silhouettes—think draped and ruched shoulder lines and sky-high slits. Donna Karan might have displayed a strong sense of ‘East meets West’, but her pieces didn’t look like costumes. Instead, they could slip easily into her customer’s wardrobe. Keeping in line with Donna’s colour palette was Camilla and Marc, a show that emphasised on the effect of minimalism but, with authority.


For Resort 2016 designers indulged in their fanciful side as they added a dose of drama in form of frills, ruffles and flounces. While Proenza Schouler’s collection nods to the designers’ experience in Cuba, Rosie Assoulin needs no such thing, as she stands firm on the principle that every item of clothing should be a statement piece. Ellery’s collections draw inspiration from Anita Pallenberg, think soft tailoring and staple pieces with a sculptural flourish. We are totally coveting the dramatic bell in those flared trousers.


For Resort 2016, designers have taken a linear approach with patterns. From swirly and bold to irregular and unconventional, whatever you choose, make sure to walk the line. J.W.Anderson’s collection was an energetic extension of his fall show with 80s influence and an emphasis on composition, while Tracy Reese approached it with a straightforward, buy-now-wear-now mentality. There’s no doubt that Massimo Giorgetti often likes stripes, and it was pretty apparent with the brand new version of a striped bandage-wrap for MSGM.



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