"Color is the skin of the world," said Rachel Roy, quoting abstract artist Sonia Delaunay, who inspired her latest Resort collection. "I love that Sonia said that," she continued, "because clothes are effectively our skin, and I've always been all about brights." Roy isn't the first designer to take cues from Delaunay this year (Doo.Ri, Milly, and Trina Turk have also name-checked the artist recently), but her longtime affinity for color and playful prints meshed particularly well with Delaunay's ground-breaking textile work.
Each season, Roy expands her capsule of best-selling, versatile frocks; this time around, she focused on color blocking. A long-sleeved crepe shift with a relaxed silhouette that juxtaposed saturated amethyst and magenta stood out. Other memorable moments included an allover bejeweled white number (it's about as heavy as one of those lead aprons they make you wear while getting x-rayed, but is sure to make a dazzling impression) and a two-piece jacquard set that Roy explained is more accessible (read: retail-friendly) when broken up into its individual pieces.
On the side, Roy has been collaborating with renowned spiritualist and all-around Renaissance man Deepak Chopra on her jewelry line. They met on Twitter. "I totally stalked him to make this work," she said. "The result was really personal, and I love sharing that with my customers." Lucite collar necklaces with carefully selected moonstones and lightweight acrylic cuffs nicely complemented the mod vibe of the collection.