RESORT 2016 RUNWAY TRENDS
Pre season collections are inherently not restrained by definite restrictions: With their main purpose being to get new stock on retailers’ shelves, they offer designers a little leeway in how to interpret them. Thus, Resort offerings inevitably run the gamut from gauzy little dresses to buy-now-wear-now knits. But for all the varied takes we saw, Resort wasn’t without its overarching commonalities. Without further ado, here are trends to take note of.
With her Cuban presentation (complete with guests Fidel and Che), Stella McCartney may have gave us the most literal bit of Latin flair this season, but with hothouse blooms everywhere from Proenza Schouler to Marc Jacobs, it seems safe to say fashion’s enjoying its Southern exposure.
This season’s ruffle is oversize, cascading, and, in leather, more than a little badass.Way beyond basic, in fact, the season’s new furs are pieced together in graphic intarsias and punched-up hues, and are every bit as luxe as they look.
Nautical may be nothing new, but Resort set sail with a modern take on the old classic. As seen by everyone from Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa to Thakoon Panichgul, this season’s seafaring styles come in black and white.Donatella herself dubbed blush “the new white,” and it was so. While Versace may not typically be associated with pastel colours, the house hit on a winning ratio of sweet to sharp.
The motto of Resort’s maximalist take on color-blocking: Why wear one shade when you can wear them all?Sexed-up without showing too much skin, the neckline of the season was without a doubt off-the-shoulder, whether clean-cut as at Christopher Kane or draped à la Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.A wild card if ever there was one, Resort’s most surprising trend was the head-to-toe (or almost, if you’re Michael Kors) pink suit.