From its affluent origins as cruise wear for the jet set, resort collections have blossomed into something to really look forward to, year round, no matter where your vacation locale (or home base) may be.
This season, I was particularly struck by the collections from Carven, Clover Canyon, and Tory Burch. Each was wildly different from one another. Though the designs were united in their unabashed love of bold color, pattern and print. All three, collections I mean to add to my closet once I shed all this bebe weight.
Clover Canyon, which I first spied locally at Portabello Road, is the loudest, technicolor, digital print-fantastic of them all. Designer Rozae Nichols used Cuba as a specific reference point for this collection, filling it with tropical leaves, sassy women smoking cigars, and every fruit you can imagine.
Tory Burch, killing it, again. I loved, loved, loved her spring 2013 collection (my ode to it here), and I am equally transfixed by this latest resort offering. THIS is what I think of when I picture resort gear. Floppy hats, fedoras, tunics, maxi skirts, and yes please on the matchy, matchy floral short look (also being done at J Crew right now!). Something I am eager to replicate right now.
Carven. French cool 101. Designer Guillame Henry gives us a more understated, polished resort look with this collection- full of brash tropical colors, on prim, flared midi skirts, and cropped jackets, finished with ladylike details. This is less tropical locale, more timeless separates that call to mind your favourite golden era screen siren.