Alexander McQueen was in full bloom for resort as creative director Sarah Burton planted a garden of prints and patterns based on sweet pea, lily of the valley, begonia and hollyhock. “It’s the very opposite of last season’s darkness, and all about growth, freshness, springtime — and optimism,” said Burton, who interspersed her flowers with jewels and finishes with a precious heirloom feel.
For their sister Marchesa Notte line, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig took the same inspiration cues from their Marchesa resort collection — Islamic flowers and tiles — and translated the theme for the brand’s slightly younger customer.
Gucci joined the spare-no-expense Resort show club yesterday, flying guests in from around the world to New York City’s art district, Chelsea. Newly appointed creative director Alessandro Michele charmed with geek chic – the nerd glasses, the pom-pom hats, the prim bow-and-nosegay collars. In an explosion of color, patterns and decorative flourishes it all came together in a mixture of whimsy and nostalgia. Colorful, eccentric and unabashedly retro, Michele called it “a modern translation of decorative. It’s one of my obsessions,” he said. “I tried to put together some beautiful kind of dressing in an eccentric way.”