For this boho-chic resort collection, Alithia Spuri-Zampetti delved into Paule Ka’s archives, where among the finds were great color-blocked pieces with a Seventies inspiration. The label’s creative director also drew from a mash-up of other elements, including Asian influence and Claude Monet’s art. Color-wise, it was shades of turquoise and earthy, spicy tones, which Spuri-Zampetti often used in bold, eye-catching pairings — say a brown jacket over purple trousers.
The designer’s in-depth experimentation with textiles — she manipulated one piece of jacquard so it was ruffled and resembled satin, for instance — while with another fabric she had the plissés ironed at the hem. Other textural details included smocking, scallops and fringing.
These all added a richness to looks like trapeze dresses and caftans.
See More From the Resort 2018 Collections:
Fausto Puglisi Resort 2018: New, deconstructed silhouettes were introduced in the designer’s resort collection, which spanned from feminine chic to tomboy.
Jill Stuart Resort 2018: Jill Stuart touched back to her roots with a fresh, fun and easy resort collection.
Nomia Resort 2018: Yara Flinn’s resort lineup focused on slight contrasts of the masculine and feminine in soft-yet-manipulated fabrics.
Creatures of Comfort Resort 2018: Jade Lai brought Twenties beach pajamas into the 21st century, with some looks having a few steps above ath-leisure and a nice tomboy balance.
Sportmax Resort 2018: Sportmax looked to its archives for its collection combining sartorial and sporty references.
Roksanda Resort 2018: A big fan of art, Roksanda Ilincic took cues from Seventies tapestries and embedded handcrafted elements into garments for resort.