June 06, 2013 New York
"Spring Blooming" is the theme of Sofia Sizzi's new Resort collection. This season, the Giulietta designer (who was recently named a U.S. finalist for the International Woolmark Prize) imagined "a slightly nostalgic girl taking a walk through a field of flowers and pollinating her wardrobe as she goes." While she is known for putting a modern spin on the sixties, the references to the decade here were subdued. Sizzi used a graphic polka-dot floral print on several pieces, and also added soft flounces to the waist and hemline of a poppy-colored peplum top and cutaway skirt, pointing out that the ruffles were meant to suggest unfurling petals. Other standouts included a pollen-yellow day dress with side cutouts and a casually elegant jumpsuit—both of which came with flirty bow necks. Sizzi redid her best-selling culottes, but also demonstrated a willingness to experiment. A relaxed tuxedo suit—previously unfamiliar territory for the designer—was hands down one of the lineup's most successful looks.
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