“From the farm to the jungle” was the mood of Stella Jean’s resort collection, as the designer explained. Images of geese inspired by a Russian painting injected a playful touch into very feminine dresses, including a style featuring an incorporated capelet and inserts in a striped shirting fabric. Moving the focus to more exotic tropical locales, multicolor monkeys, drawn by Canadian artist Christopher Griffin, were printed on a range of pieces, from shorts and a sarong-like wrap skirt to mini and midi shirt dresses in fresh cotton.
The printed garments with vivacious motifs were juxtaposed with color-blocked knits introducing a graphic, more rigorous note into the lineup.
Tailoring, including a striped suit and a sleeveless trench dress, were commercially savvy alternatives to the more ladylike designs.
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Martha Medeiros Resort 2018:
Martha Medeiro’s handmade Brazilian lace collection drew from the arid landscapes of the designer’s native region of Sertão.
Elie Tahari Resort 2018:
Elie Tahari designed his heavily embellished resort collection with the mind-set of traveling and escapism.
Sass & Bide Resort 2018:
Sophia Berman’s resort collection referenced Casa Batllo, a fantastically decorated home by Antoni Gaudí, to inject a Spanish flare into resort.
Naeem Khan Resort 2018:
Naeem Khan’s resort collection was an ode to New York’s Botanical Garden and Miami’s beachside.
Paule Ka Resort 2018:
Alithia Spuri-Zampetti gave a bohemian twist to the resort collection with in-depth experimentation with textiles.
Nina Ricci Resort 2018:
Guillaume Henry opted for a commedia dell’arte theme and also widened the collection’s price range.