Resort 2013 – European Invasion Part 2


Riccardo Tisci was thinking gypsy for Givenchy’s pre-collection with scarf prints being the collection’s dominant motif. Once again the opening dress is etched in my mind and not likely to leave anytime soon, a “scarf” print belted evening dress with long sleeves slit all the way to the shoulders. This capelike look repeated itself throughout, showing up on shirts and outerwear with much aplomb. This concept along with the extended tail coat details and eye-popping prints (paisley patchworked with geometric shapes in solid tones—scarlet, black, white) made for a dramatic and impressive collection.

“Resort,” Alber Elbaz said over the cello accompanying his presentation this morning, “is about solutions.” And sure enough, this collection which was comprised with two modes of thought had something for everybody. The color palette was bold – ultramarine, grass-green, poppy red, and for every loose-fitting silhouette, there was another body-conscious one. Take the black and white striped mini dress – mod and seductive at the same time – it’s another example of a show opening show stopper. And the electric blue pant ensemble which is easy enough for day but dressy enough for evening was dreamy enough indeed!

“Beach to night and the seventies” were Peter Copping’s starting points for Resort, making for one of his sexiest collections yet – petal pink camisole and slip combos, peekaboo raspberry lace dresses and a long tiered black lace dress. Some of the lace came with stretch built-in, which created a relaxed, almost sporty vibe.

One of Peter’s talents is knowing when to dress up a look or not to, giving it just the right amount of Parisian insouciance. As style.com reported, ” Along those lines, for the first time this season Copping played with sportswear touches. Lean, lightweight suits were intricately tailored, a tuck here, a pleat there, while never looking fussy. It all created a mood of confident femininity that followed through on fall’s promise of strength in delicacy, and a wardrobe that proves a whisper can be as powerful as a shout.”

First group of photos – Givenchy Resort 2013  Second group – Lanvin Resort 2013  Third group – Nina Ricci Resort 2013.

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