Tag: resort review

collection images: emilio pucci, resort

lively & animalistic, the 2012 resort collection by emilio pucci represents all of the visual signatures i associate with the label. surprisingly wide ranged, the collection provides options for pre-season dress in pant looks, blazers, gowns & bathing suits. overall, the resort season is intended for vacation attire & the pucci label thrives in this aesthetic theme, even when not in the pre-season. overall, the collection is strong but i expect something of this capacity from a label like pucci, especially considering how beautifully every collection has been for the pucci label in the last four seasons. strong set of design.

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collection images: giambattista valli, resort

alive with color & modern in cut, the 2012 resort collection presented by giambattista valli hits the vein of italian fashion for the pre-season. overall, the collection is suitable for vacation wear, while gowns are seen adding a facet of versatility while still representing the formal signatures of design, which i often associate with the valli label. in this collection, i see a bit of vintage influence- considering that a number of the dresses seen are in a baby doll cut. i was hoping for something a bit more sophisticated but can still appreciate the opposition of what was produced for the off-season. solid overall.

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collection images: altuzarra, resort

following a collection filled with python skin dresses, i was suprisingly attracted to the fact that joseph altuzarra opted for something much more minimal & tame. while the minimalist approach to fashion design has become the new wave of style; there is a certain air of power in such dramatized forms of simplicity. i loved the collections coats & love the purified direction that has been represented this pre-season. complimented by candy colored walls, i love that different labels are taking a more stylized approach to their collection images- altuzarra’s approach really representing a fresh take on womenswear in that respect. equipped with lengthened design lines & structured elements of femininity- the collection serves it’s purpose, cleanly.

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collection images: preen, resort

elusively modern, the preen 2012 resort collection dabbles into current trends with their use of yellow as the labels signature of print is well represented; in an effort to represent continuity from what we’ve seen on the runway. complimented by natural lighting in the collection set of images, the preen label was created by justin thornton & thea bregazzin in 1996. while still a developing label in the midst of fashion’s digital globalization; the collections of the preen label have been described as ‘cool sophistication’ & nothing rings more true to that descriptive than this collection. beautiful attention to silhouette, mindful use of color & sharp execution throughout. a wide range of looks with beautiful details & minimalist design accents.

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collection images: acne, resort

continuing with concepts that use bold tones & clean cut, the acne 2012 resort collection is a strong seasonal follow-up for a pre-season effort. while no wildly creative concepts are introduced, the collection still holds an incredible amount of stylistic value in the choice to keep things simple. slight use of print, exaggerated silhouettes & unconventional layering were all greatly represented & thoughtfully combined throughout the collection. i admire the acne style signature & see it clearly translated each season.

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collections image: céline, resort

perfectly balancing a beautiful set of masculine vs. feminine, minimalism, floral print & stylized layering the céline brand remains at the top of my list of most desirable womenswear collections in fashion, as a whole- even in the pre-season. while labels like calvin klein remain in a lane of boredom when creating minimalism, the design direction of phoebe philo is seemingly unstoppable. beautiful use of floral print is well balanced with a post-grunge effect of styling that is both fresh & familiar. the collection is one of the best this pre-season & im sure that the label will continue in this lane of greatness for the SS12 show season & on ward. dying over the use of neon tones in contrast to more tamed palette notes. so fuckn dope.

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collection images: michael angel, resort

a wildy impressive set of images were presented in the form of the 2012 resort collection designed by michael angel. i’ve loved the michael angel label’s use of print & have noted the evolution of this label, in design, here on this blog for a few seasons now. seen against dark backdrops, the artwork inspired pieces take on greater life & become alive in each image. incredibly impressive, the collection dabs into a wide set of colors, prints, cuts & silhouettes while accurately representing style from an american perspective. among one of my favorites for the pre-season, for sure. im consistently impressed season after season by the michael angel label; im more than eager to see what they’ll show for new york fashion week.

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