Resort Collections 2014
Between all the dreaded school work and the full days of classes which have intensified during the last weeks of the semester, we have still managed to be up to date on fashion news. The recent Resort 2014 collections have taken an interesting turn this season.
The much loved Chloé had a beautiful, old tile background in the shoot and although it was not in every look, we could see the eccentric, classy Chloé style that we know and love. It was a gorgeous collection with well-tailored coats and the occasional splash of the striking mustardy yellow which blended harmoniously in the collection. A personal favourite was the powder pink jacket of Look 15, which was impeccably tailored and casual chic.
Jonathan Saunders showcased his brilliant colour sensibility in this collection. With the colour blocking in bright neon greens and yellows, this was a striking season for Saunders. However, we cannot forget his incredible prints (he is after all a print designer), which were present in the collection as funky polka dots in a variety of hues. This was overall a very enjoyable and fun collection by the designer giving the Resort 2014 season a good splash of colour.
House of Holland
Stars, polka dots and geometric shapes (in a psychedelic manner) were the main focus of this resort collection. The melancholy of the 60’s is present in between some bell sleeves and the superimposition of bright oranges over violets.
While researching we found that the “parquet” print used througout this collection was taken from a backdrop of an old Jackson 5 concert, showing us that Henry Holland is playing with the retro imaginary and combining different references. Personally there is way too much going on making the collection a bit carnival and unflattering.
With a majority of short dresses plus a couple of pants, the two designers that met whilst studying in Antwerp, showed their need for experimentation of materials in this resort collection. The laser cuts, jersey color-blocked dresses, digital images, knitting techniques resembling prints reflected this need of the duo to go inside a new venture of components in their design.
All the garments are printed with geometric shapes or flower motifs. Some magnificent flared skirts were seen in this resort collection, that are divided by the symmetry of the graphics. Superimposition of images and juxtaposition of prints are the essence of the new Peter Pilotto.
Different designers presented their personal views of their brands. But one main characteristic was seen through most of the collections: color blocking. Maybe this will come as a trend on the future collections, or just maybe it was a coincidence of alignment in taste. But for sure don’t hesitate and take a look at the resort collections of your favorite brands which might bring splendid surprises to your eyes.
Written by Victoria and Irem