Mary Katrantzou wanted to evoke a sense of “ease” with her resort collection. “I wanted it to be a bit effortless,” she said. There are mini- and maxidresses in deep pink or bright white, their blocks of color sliced with sections of sun-ray pleats in rainbow stripes. Katrantzou also melded together Op-Art stripes and rich floral imagery from early-20th-century flower seed packets, making for a modern yet romantic effect.
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.
Neon colors, body-con fabrics, logomania, ultrashort lengths, a hybridization of lingerie and activewear ..... Donatella Versace showed once again her playful side. The Versace resort 2016 collection includes sheer stockings, thigh highs or full, negligees under the main garments, mules of all types and pool sliders with major platforms. The colors are in neon greens and oranges, a bit of pink and black, all of it in contrasts. I especially love the vivid floral print that she used for flippy, pleated slipdresses and one pair of high-waisted bell-bottoms.