Friday, June 3, 2011

McQueen- and Michael Kors-Inspired Summer Brights!


As resort season arrives, we begin to see the first of this year's Resort Collections. So far, we're loving Cynthia Steff, Jenni Kayne, and Yves Saint Laurent's contributions, but perhaps our favorite trends lie in the collections of Michael Kors and the late Alexander McQueen. In both collections, we see loud prints, bold lines, and neons in bright pops of orange, pink, yellow, and electric blue.

Now that the McQueen line in in-house and all creative decisions are overseen by Sarah Burton, we didn't know quite what to expect from the first Resort Collection created in the famous designer's namesake. The runway show not only debuted the collection itself, but it also gave a first look at McQueen's first handbag line as well as the recently launched footwear collection.

As for the clothing itself, it seems to have been inspired by scuba suits and motorcycle gear. The collection largely consists of tight, body-con dresses and wide-legged trousers, with grunge-inspired details including zippers, buckles, and studs. Among the standout styles, there are also a handful of delicate minidresses and feminine leather jackets. The main color palette consists of blue, pink, orange, and black, in addition to bold prints drawn from abstract images.

"You know, I hate designing resort collections because I don’t like the resort lifestyle,” Michael Kors claims, while  introducing look number one from his resort collection. The designer took an extended visit to Sydney, Australia, in preparation to designing the much-acclaimed collection.

Similar to McQueen's collection, Michael Kors was also inspired by scuba diving silhouettes. But, his collection doesn't end there. Versatality is key to Michael Kors, which clearly shows through in his resort line. The collection consists of tight tennis dresses, maxi dressed, cropped 'Bobby Brady' pants, cashmere sweaters, short sleeved shirts, cropped jackets, pleated skirts, and T-shirts. Similar to McQueen's collection, the main color palette consists of neons like green and pink, but it also adds in soft, foiled gold and animal prints.

20 comments:

  1. I don't normally follow the resort collections, for the same reason as Michael Kors, haha. But I have to admit McQueen's collection has piqued my interest considerably! :)

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  2. @Jennifer Same here!! I've never been to into it, but honestly, there are A LOT of great collections this year!! The black & yellow striped one is actually McQueen. :)

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  3. I'm SOOOOOOO loving Jenni Kayne's collection. MINT GREEN!!! Yes please!!

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  4. @Heather Same!! I'm actually working on a piece about it right now, haha :)

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  5. Hi there

    I love being able to see what is coming down the tracks for us here in Australia.Is 'resort season' like a summer season? sorry I don't know:):)

    We are about to enter our real winter in my part of the world where I am only 3 hrs away from snow in one direction and the ocean in the other...so lovely knitwear, slim fitting pants, and a fantastic range of boots are what we are wearing:):) but looking forward to the spring collections...the new lippies and shoes...

    Olga from http://revedoa@blogspot.com

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  6. The stripped one is fab

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  7. i always love Michael Kors stuff. It's classic. And McQueen, so out there. He was a genius!

    the scuba inspired clothing is interesting. i'm sure i'll like it. i just love all the bright colors. they're so fun and happy!

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  8. I love it and so want the first one. Another great post doll.

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  9. Hey, thank you for follow my blog and I'll do the same with yours. A girl in nyc? My dream! Valeria

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  10. @Olga Exactly! So funny its inspired by Australia.. Lol! And yeah, resort season is pretty much summer season. its not a major fashion event, like spring and fall, but its definitely rising in popularity! And that weather sounds gorgeous! :)

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  11. @Karima Its gorgeous! And thanks so much for following! :)

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  12. @Claire My thoughts exactly! McQueen was simply incredible. I never apprecoiated his work until he was gone... now I look back at past collections and think, 'Wow, such a waste...'

    MK, simply classic, always :)

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  13. @Strawberry Me too! Its a McQueen, obvs, and I agree. Its absolutely incredible!

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  14. @Marina Thanks so much! Actually, I could totally picture you wearing the first one... Soo your style!!

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  15. Michael Kors is my Favorite Designer

    Shasie
    Live Life in Style

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  16. @Shasie Same! Literally everything he designs is simply amazing- especially accessories!

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