Before the couture shows begin on Monday we just can't help but pour over a few final Resort 2010 collections. Sonia Rykiel, designed by Sonia and her daughter, Nathalie, revealed a Resort 2010 collection featuring the fashion house's most iconic looks. Boyfriend blazers, slouchy lux trousers and quirky knitwear came together in such a way that every look was at once no-fuss and purposefully seductive. Our favorites, below.
Although our focus may have shifted to the Men's Spring 2010 shows, the Resort 2010 collections are still coming in. Marni's resort offering was revealed yesterday and shows off Consuelo Castiglioni’s signature prints and let-loose silhouettes. That said, Castiglioni never fails to gives us a much needed dose of intellectual fashion optimism. This collection is full of items that Marni fans will love--boxy printed blouses, wide leg trousers, statement necklaces and irreverent footwear. Check out our favorites in the gallery below.
This year London based designer Roksanda Ilincic showed a resort collection with a dark, dramatic edge. The Central Saint Martins graduate, who recently announced she would collaborate with British high street retailer Whistles, told WWD she wanted her resort collection to "be approachable in terms of fabric" but the results are anything but everyday. Ilincic is known for her cocktail dresses and this season they stand out more than ever--with 3-D draping and mesh details.
Up and comer Jeffrey Monteiro presented a minimal, yet edgy resort collection. The palette is elementary — Crayola red, sea blue, khaki, black and white. Cuts are modern and forward, sexy in a subtle way. Some soft metallics made their way in, adding some sheen to the simple textures. Peekaboo effects like a cold shoulder and cut outs remind us Jeffrey designs for a flirtacious gal. One to watch.
Peter Dundas' Fall collection for Pucci, his first as the house's creative director, got flack for its uncanny similarities to Balmain's Spring '09 collection. But the criticism didn't seem to bring him down because his resort line, inspired by the sea, remains energetic. "The Pucci girl represents joy, energy (and) fun," Dundas recently said. If you look closely, you'll see Pucci's signature Palio print, but it's not as obvious as when Matthew Williamson was head.
This year, Adam Lippes revealed a nautical-inspired resort collection. From the embellished maxi dresses to the easy draped shorts many of the items will prove just perfect for a midseason getaway. In fact, one might picture each piece perfectly rolled into a designer suitcase, easily mix-and-matchable during an exotic vacation. As for the gals who might not have the chance to indulge in such things, there are still city-ready boyfriend blazers, cocktail dresses and dazzling statement necklaces which will surely ease the pain.