Since our initial complaints about inappropriate weather conditions to review
resort collections, things have changed a bit. Mainly the weather, obviously, but we've also seen more collections that we really liked. Somewhere between organising a shoot for our AW14 look book and the design team working on SS15 collection in Spain, we're pretty super busy here... This means we aren't perhaps quite as obsessively sitting on Style.com or following every tweet Vogue sends out, but an excuse to spend the day looking at nice clothes? I'll be happy to use that. As a result we've chosen another four resort collections that really made our hearts sing. Since we've also been out in the sunshine there's no real reason for any morbid feelings either. So, without further ado - another four of our faves. You can read about the previous four here
and keep your eyes peeled as there is more to come. All images through Style.com
- or Marc by Marc Jacobs
if you're just not that into acronyms - is great. We loved the Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier debut during NYFW
as it hit us with youthful cheek. They're still going strong. Galaxy print is so done but everyone's obsession with the cosmos is ongoing - the lunarscape prints by Zoë Taylor are the perfect answer to this. Some of the looks are almost militant, others relaxed. Combined with the lumberjack jumpsuits and distressed Cinderalla outfits, it's multifaceted. Speaking of which - we quite fancied the cellophane covered organza. Iridescent is the way forward, no doubt about it. The duo has definitely toned it down a little for resort but they still cater for a girl with enough attitude to give you a good scare should you see her on a dark alleyway.
Look, if Alexander Wang
tells me I'm going to wear tie dye, that's exactly what I'm going to do. Not even because I'm a blind follower. Rather because he's found a way to do it in a way that doesn't remind of the crimes committed at Glastonbury. On an opaque PVC raincoat? OK. Where do I sign up for one? Derived from a personal experience of destroying a dry-clean-only garment in a washing machine, the lookbook takes place in laundromat. It's always a good potential location for a horror film but it can be equally frightening as far as clothing goes. Shrunken jumpers and washed out colours? We've all been there. But, with his beautiful hand painted tie dyes and intentional bleeds Wang has got our backs. A pair of overalls or a utility jacket sounds pretty good as well. On a whole it's just the right amount of gritty urban.
With Valerie Hermann now at Ralph Lauren, Reed Krakoff
has now properly taken reigns of his namesake brand. While sportswear influence is no longer as
evident in most collections, Reed Krakoff borrowed more than just the materials. But, he managed to combine it with tasteful luxury. As an art lover he looked towards El Anatsui and Warhol - abstract screen prints and metal embroidery ensued. The footwear was cute if clunky, and offered a casual edge to the otherwise maybe too luxe outfits. It's all down to the materials - the shapes are all quite simple. One of the definite highlights was the silky iridescent wedge in cobalt really left an impression. We preferred skirts over trousers, though the asymmetric hem didn't necessarily work on all the looks. Meanwhile a printed mesh injection is never a bad thing. On a whole it was effortless.
Looking at California skater girls, See By Chloé
collection had that certain joie de vivre
only the youth can carry. The models of course brought additional middle school youthfulness but it didn't distract from the clothes. Silky dresses and broderie anglaise are as girly as it gets, but with going together with sweatshirts, leather sneakers and slogan t-shirts, it wasn't cute as much as it was cool. Sporty footwear with feminine cross-body bags was a lush combo, as well as puffy sleeves with gym stripes. Waight Keller took some Lagerfeld classics, like clouds and stars, and played with them to make them hers. It nodded to the brand's past while asserting its presence in today.