As a master’s degree takes one full academic year, it means no summer holiday for me. Although I can’t complain (much), having not long arrived home from New York. So this influx of Resort 2013 collections is just not fair. Resort Collections means its summertime, and well, we only seem to be getting sporadic days of sun and very little warmth here in London. What’s even more frustrating is that fact that those days when I’m chained to my make-shift desk are the days the sun actually shows it face, and those spent out researching, at meetings etc are the days I need my massive umbrella. The song English Summer Rain by Placebo is taunting me in my mind, repeatedly.
But it seems designers are understanding though. A lot feature heavily on jackets and knitwear, although I’m certainly not complaining. These are my favourite collections so far.
An eclectic mix of shapes and garments feature in this collection, with heavy floral prints and a host of different materials. The second look here is my favourite – shiny metallic tee’s are back in business for another season according to Miss Rowley. For those of us that like to inject a bit of fun into our fashion, this is perfect.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Marc by Marc Jacobs’s Resort 2013 Lookbook is too cool for school. Heavy layering, neon hair and mid-calf length socks make up this mix-and-match collection. With a nod to the 90s, Marc Jacobs even places his own face on tee’s in a very Kurt Cobain manner. Wash-out denim, oversized knits and military anoraks bring this grunge collection into the year 2013 with its choice of colour and styling.
Rag & Bone
This collection by designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville is made up of cable-knit sweaters, floral and sequin suiting, as well as lots of leather detailing. For the Rag & Bone girl, flying off to a distant, warm land isn’t on the cards and so both designer’s have shown us how to brave the cold and layer up.
This stunning collection uses a very natural palette and a lot of textures. Using tailoring in such a Wang way, each look is personified by elegance, but not to be confused with prim and proper. Leather, sheers, faux croc, and knits are juxtaposed in such a way that this minimalistic collection is anything but ordinary when it comes to details. I gotta get me some of those heels.Images: Style.com