Sunday, August 21, 2005

Resort Collections - The Looks

The different looks presented for the resort collections:

Stripes, blues and whites. It's Spring's Nautical look again. After all, it's the resort collections we are talking about. Where else would nautical stripes look more apt but on a yatch?

I absolutely adored everything about the Gucci outfit on the left, with the striped top, white skirt (with gold chain), the gladiator-cum-nautical sandals and that lovely chic tote that comes with a white leather trim for that nautical look. The matching of Roman gold with sailor blues and whites was impeccable and that motorcycle jacket just ones the entire look down perfectly.

Burberry had a cool nautical collections with sailor caps in dark navy and nautical jackets, pants and scarves. And this navy jacket looks a little more marine than sailor (ie military meets nautical). A simple sharp outfit was spruced up with a striped scarf.

Michael Kors delivered Hawaiian chic with his Hawaiian print swimwear and hat (left) and a nautical striped tee in cherry red.

Carolina Herrera was a little more subdued with pieces like a navy skirt and cocktail dress for the nautical theme.

I'm not sure if this is nautical but I absolutely loved this white trench by Lanvin with the weaved belt on the waist. With the chi-chi floppy hat, this is one outfit to be seen in.

Chanel also had a nautical striped shirt paired glamourously with a dazzling sequinned skirt and cardigan for the glamourous femme.

Narciso Rodriguez did simple with this minimalistic white and blue suit.

Vuitton did nautical too with this leather bag with a striped handle and gold buckles. It looks inspired by one of those cargo crates carried on ships with the large label on top.

Nina Ricci scored with a pair of smart white bermudas (left) with a flattering bottom cuff.

Ralph Lauren did full on nautical with a navy turtle neck with white shorts and another striped tee in blue and red with a sailor cap. Even the evening wear had a nautical edge to it. Be it full on stripes or solid navys and whites, Ralph Lauren had the naval look down pat.


Romantic dresses were the best and already covered in the previous post. Here are the romantic seperates I fell in love with.

Chloe sets the stage every season for romantic, feminine apparel. A Victorian blouse with ruffles and ballon sleeves is French chic when paired with a pencil black skirt. Another victorian blouse, this time with sheer slender sleeves and paired with an immaculate moss green skirt and a lovely purple ribbon belt.

I was completely enamored by this silky two-piece outifit by Chanel. So feminine and graceful, especially with the dainty rose brooch.

And what about Nautical meets Romantic with this outfit by Lanvin on the left? A romantic light blouse with balloon sleeves and an equally voluminous pair of navy pants with another of Lanvin's floppy hats. A wonderfully romantic ensemble.

Valentino never fails to impress. I like this ruffled blouse with romantic puffy sleeves. It would look great for Spring, Summer or Winter.


There was just that hint of tribal flavour at some of the collections, perhaps remniscent of the Spring/Summer collections.

Blalenciaga did a loose printed dress that looked like a nightie and had those tribal-esque woven neckline.

Vera Wang was full of patterns, like this printed trench and tribal top.

So that's it for the resort collections. Time to hit the beach!