Resort 2012 shows have been flooding style.com's pages, with more buzz around them than previous years. I am not a huge fan of these collections, but 2012 shows have been a pleasant surprise. I saw a few trends that came straight from Spring/Summer 2011 RTW shows-stripes, florals, eye-popping colors, and neutral whites. I have just posted about stripes, and I apologize for this case of repetition, but this trend is larger than I had thought. Stripes have been adapted to numerous collections this season. In addition, the bright reds, oranges, and mustard yellows that 2011 has been full of, have made their way into Resort shows. White-on-white combinations have also been a trend from S/S '11 collections, but designers have passed it on to their Resort shows, too. In a way, these trends, as gorgeous as they are through the visions of talented designers, are being "recycled". However, I am complaining or criticizing-the Spring/Summer collections of 2011 have been my absolute favorites, and I am glad that they are not becoming a part of fashion history just yet.
Oranges and Reds have been favored by designers such as, (from left to right): Burberry Prorsum, 3.1 Phillip Lim, BCBG Max Azria, and Louis Vuitton
Clean, neutral whites give these collections a fresh appeal: Acne, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein Collection, and Marc Jacobs
Stripes have always been a high-street favorite, but they have currently been taken in by: The Row, Rebecca Taylor, Burberry Prorsum, and Michael Kors
Flowers bloomed across dresses all throughout Resort collections such as: Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Erdem, and Badgley Mischka
There have also been some mini-trends through the collections. The ones I have spotted are denim jackets, zebra prints, and geek-chic glasses. I love denim jackets, but I wasn't too sure of Elie Tahari's version. However, I love zebra prints-they are the perfect party prints, as shown by Erin Fetherson. Concerning geek-chic glasses, I am mildly bored by the phenomenon, simply because I have seen almost every celebrity wearing glasses as a fashion statement, although I love the way Acne and Marc by Marc Jacobs used glasses.
Elie Tahari; Jill Stuart
Erin Fetherston; Michael Kors
Acne; Marc by Marc Jacobs
What do you think of Resort 2012 trends? Should designers use "recycled" trends or work with an entirely different collection?