2 posts tagged "Resort ’15"
Paris is impatiently waiting for this summer to start, so it’s a little weird to be thinking already about what we want to wear next summer. Leave it to Nicholas Kirkwood to nudge us in that direction: The designer touched down during couture with a newly expanded range of covetable shoes, and take it from us, it’s going to be a tough choice. Since couture week means aching feet, let’s start with the flats: As promised last season, the designer has more of them on the way, in python lace-up, origami-inspired, or graphic black and gold options, not to mention butterfly-wing-lacy Vans. In a higher register, the designer is having a ball mixing bold color blocks, metallic finishes, and Japanese inspirations, evidenced by his high teal sandals with an orange flower and mottled metallic pumps with origami bows and a citrus heel. He’s also staying true to his inner architect with structured pieces ranging from a classic pump with nipped toe to a whitewashed cork platform and cutout sandals belted in patent and python. We haven’t had a chance to test them yet, but we’re guessing that those are for when someone else is fetching the champagne. And they sure will make a pretty picture.
Whether or not you live according to The Official Preppy Handbook or have strong opinions about popped collars, if you’ve been following the Resort collections, you’ll recognize that designers are championing polos in a major way. Of course, the ones they’re showing are anything but basic. Jason Wu paired a clingy knit style with a slit pencil skirt to sexy effect, while Derek Lam riffed on the sporty staple by adding military-inspired epaulets at the shoulders. A pair of sunny yellow piqué looks turned up at Reed Krakoff and Band of Outsiders, and Nicolas Ghesquière sent a flashy lamé version down his Louis Vuitton Cruise runway. Polos are turning up in the streets, too, on tastemakers like David Beckham and Rihanna, who was spotted courtside at a Clippers basketball game in Céline’s ribbed Spring ’14 dress. Take it from RiRi, you can and should mess with a classic.