Inspired by the vintage treasures he discovered in Japan, Ralph Lauren is showing a resort collection full of bright colors, embroidery and Asian prints. He used the playful motifs on everything from little dresses and cropped pants to halters and even swimsuits.
At Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Bailey said he wants the clothes to look decorated, but down-to-earth. “The exaggerated details are almost masculine, and it feels right to contrast them with the feminine shapes and fabrics,” he said. To wit, high-waisted dresses and trapeze coats are finished with oversized nautical buttons and buckles.
For his third resort collection, Derek Lam is staying close to home. Inspired by the New York City Ballet, he went for a variety of soft looks with built-in layers, all in a dusty palette that includes pistachio, light rose and dove gray. Embroidery also abounds, in allover treatments or smaller details, as on the shoulder of a silk jersey sweatshirt.