June 03, 2012
Lubov Azria's starting point for Resort was the Hotel Il Pellicano. Not the place itself, but a beautiful tome that illustrates the glamorous life of jet-setters in Tuscany. Azria had quite the job on her hands bringing the book's pages to life, but that she did with kimono-style dresses, easy-to-wear shifts, and ethnic embroidered pants that evoked a mix of cultures from India to Peru. Drawing from her vintage library, she revived a patchwork lace top and a rock 'n' roll leather jacket accented with studs, both of which were accessorized with color-blocked shoes featuring a metallic cone heel. Maxi dresses, a staple for the brand, were also part of the picture. Some came with slits and others with mesh cutouts. Either way, the woman who wears them will fit in quite nicely at the Hotel Il Pellicano.