While the fashion business is one that’s always looking to the future, there are times when designers seize the opportunity to look back and borrow. Case in point: the resort 2014 collections from Zac Posen, Wes Gordon, Fendi and Michael Kors. These labels showed standout pieces that reworked classic ideas, nodding to working women of the past and their structured suits, experimenting with Art Deco-tinged geometric prints, and creating new tweaks of pink and crop tops. The top four trends had it all this resort season—style, sophistication and just enough edge to stand out from the rest. Here are DuJour’s picks for this season’s most coveted looks.
Geranium Pink: Designers injected hits of retro, lady-like pinks into some of their looks. For Kors, this came in the form of his playful and sleek ode to Palm Springs in the ’70s.
Work at Play: The working girl trend has rolled over from fall ready-to-wear and into resort’s edgy yet feminine pantsuits with masculine prints.
Geo Prints: Resort wear is usually filled with animal and floral prints, but this season it’s all about abstract patterns like Fendi’s seismic zigzags.
Crop Top: Designers played with midriff-bearing crop tops of every variety, ranging from sportier basics to shrunken futuristic military jackets, as seen in Wes Gordon’s rendition.