June 28, 2012 New York
Andy, is that you? For Resort, Issa printed its signature jersey wrap dresses and silk caftans with yellow-haired caricatures of Warhol in tribute to the hedonistic Studio 54 years. Designer Daniella Issa Helayel recently wore the collection-opening pleated silk gown—Andy pattern and all—to the Serpentine summer party. Other fun prints inspired by Warhol included a Technicolor zebra, tiny butterflies, and a miniature portrait of Elvis, which didn't make it into the lookbook but certainly made a splash on one of the label's bikinis. The most wearable and sellable pieces, however, were the simpler ones. Flattering knit dresses with kicky flared skirts and newly introduced stretch cotton jeans are the kinds of easy pieces that have earned the London label fans like Kate and Pippa Middleton.
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