For The Row‘s resort collection, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sent their fans to Italy! The Luchino Visconti film Death in Venice inspired the pair, which translated to navy stripes, pajama pants, and long cardigans shot through with floral embroidery. The sisters also collaborated with Greek jeweler Ileana Makri for evil eye motif diamond and sapphire bracelets, cuff links and rings, and they served a new offering of bag shapes to add to the recently-launched accessories branch of their business. See The Row’s complete resort lineup in the gallery!
Tory Burch went Southwestern for resort 2012! The designer offered up her signature tunics, day dresses and espadrilles in desert sunset and turquoise hues. She also tried new footwear styles sure to be coveted by tried-and-true TB fans, including lace-up flatforms, decorative sandals, and small-heel slides. See Tory Burch’s complete resort lineup in the gallery.
Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet turned out a rainbow of vacation-ready pieces for resort 2012. “Resort was just my color fantasies coming to life!” the designer told InStyle.com of her lineup, which includes slinky maxi dresses, one-shoulder polka dot day looks, linen pants and blouses. She also integrated vivid hues into her signature assortment of party frocks, like acid greens, vibrant violets, hot pinks and citrus brights, as well as more subtle glimmering beige minis. See Alice + Olivia’s complete Resort lineup in the gallery.
Chloe‘s resort 2012 collection includes chic ’70s references, from wide-leg trousers to floral dresses. Denim frocks, luxe sweatsuits, breezy dresses (both long and short), and even sequin separates for day got toughened up with chunky heels featuring buckles snaking up the leg. The lineup also offered bags for every occassion, be it day, night, or any time in between. Street style snapshots inspired Chloe’s lookbook, which you can see in its entirety by clicking through the gallery now.
— Violet Gaynor
Zac Posen‘s 2012 resort collection offered up a selection of glamorous eveningwear, including this crimson mermaid-tail gown made with 720 yards of hand-dyed chiffon. Posen’s model friend Coco Rocha posed for the lookbook, which you can see in its entirety by clicking “See the Photos” now.
Gucci‘s 2012 resort collection was full of summery trends, from acid brights to mixed prints and nautical separates. For evening, the label offered up floor-sweeping gowns, knife-pleat skirts, and slinky blouses in glittering gold lamé. Click “See the Photos” to browse Gucci’s resort 2012 lineup now.
Altuzarra‘s 2012 resort collection was full of chic basics with a French twist. “I was inspired by the idea of Brigitte Bardot in St. Tropez, but in a very urban and modern way of dressing,” designer Joseph Altuzarra said of his latest offerings. This translated into an assortment of crisp white eyelet and gauzy chiffon mixed with undeniably sexy leather dresses and jackets. Click “See the Photos” to browse Altuzarra’s resort 2012 lineup now.
— Violet Gaynor
Alexander Wang tapped into his sporty side for his Resort 2012 collection. The designer’s inspiration came from women training to run marathons, and as a result, athletic influences showed up in everything from sneakers to scuba swimwear (worn as tops with trousers). For after the gym, Wang offered up sexy party dresses in patent, mesh, and liquid jersey. Click “See the Photos” to browse Alexander Wang’s resort 2012 lineup now.
— Violet Gaynor