Alber Elbaz never seizes to amaze me, every collection is highly coveted by every woman for its flattering cuts, colours and perhaps most of all its timelessness. Elbaz's resort collection is everything one would expect from the house of lanvin, although he did take spectators on a ride in his fall 2010 tribal warrior collection. Overall a collection worth looking at not only for its shear beauty however the brilliant photography as well.
Pheobe Philo's resort collection is the 'minimalist's wardobe'- with high waisted flare pants, a line dresses and crisp tunics without a hint of adornment it is simply elegant. Philo unlike her two previous celine collections tastefully introduces accessories, patterns and colour to this resort collection... one cannot go past that iconic brass neck piece
Catherine baba originates from the working class suburbs of sydney and is now a fashion stylist firmly set in Paris. Besides her own incredible style which has been snapped by the likes of tommy ton, hanelli and scott schuman she is an incredibly talented stylist. Each of Baba's shoots tells a colourful and inspiring story that is a feast for the eyes
London based shoe designer who graduated from st.martins has been an overnight success producing collections for the likes of rodarte. his own 2010 spring summer collection is incredilby sculptural and dramatic with high sileouttes and platforms. he creates an unlikely marriage of textures particularly suede and snakeskin.
from left to right
times one: sunbeam
times two: maia
times three: roisin ii
chrissie morris is a london based shoe designer with fine attention to detail and texture- this collection explores natural skins such as sting-ray, crocodile and snakeskin. The collection adorns the foot with intricate and complex patterns and shapes with themes of tribal vs techno.
kit willow's most recent resort collection is delicate in tailoring, colours, patterns and textures- it maintains last season strong shoulder blazers but transforms the rest of the blazer into delicately draped garments which flatter the female form. Arm and leg openings become a fine line that drapes around the extremities creating a unique shape to the garments. An elegant exploration of the female form.
nicholas ghesquière describes his resort collection for balenciaga as a "techno boheme" however I would describe it as 'modern retro' as this collection resonates with a 60's retro colour palette, tailoring and geometric prints. It is a very typical backward forward approach for the house of cristobal balenciaga. All in all a fun and playful resort collection
stella mccartney's resort collection bears similarities to her most recent fall collection with traces of lace and jewel toned colours. this collection presents new vibrant botanical prints and elegantly tailored a-line and tulip forms. Overall a seductive progression towards her upcoming spring/summer collection
christopher bailey's resort collection takes inspiration from britain's vintage military uniforms both in detail and colour palette. the womenswear collection is consistent with bailey's work for burberry with gathered silk dresses and military trenches. we can look forward to the new figure hugging pants and boots
shoe and accessory designer gabriella marina gonzalez is based in london, creating handmade pieces that are "unwearable, idealistic and unpractical" but definitely a rather unique interpretation of a platform/wedge sure to give you a different view no matter where your standing.