All The Hiss, None Of The Boo-------
Taking in the various Resort shows, I noticed a trend I’ve been seeing more and more of over the past few months: python. But not the real stuff—there was that, too, of course, but I’m talking python prints, which give the luxe look at cut cost (though in the case of Lanvin et al., that’s all relative, of course). Those prints even let Stella McCartney, fashion’s loudest animal activist, get in on the style without skinning a soul. The print seems to have a particular hold on summer dressing: Both Michael Kors and Lanvin offered python swimwear, and Alber Elbaz even created an entire ensemble to go with it—a long dress that’d be a perfect cover-up, plus a matching nylon bag and carry-on. Click here for our roundup of serpentine chic, from Stella’s day dresses to Tumi’s wheeled luggage.
PLUS: For more Resort trends, check out our roundup of the top trends of Resort ’11.