3 posts tagged "Resort 2013"
Nicolas Ghesquière may have been thinking ballet when he designed his Resort 2013 collection for Balenciaga, but when it came time to create a video for the season, his mind had turned to opera. Specifically Malcolm McLaren’s pop opera Madame Butterfly. If you haven’t seen McLaren’s video in a while, or weren’t around when it debuted in 1984, it’s worth a watch. It’s almost as gorgeous as the Steven Meisel-shot clip we’re premiering online here today.
“I was researching wartime propaganda, and, at the same time, thinking about my own positive propaganda and the message I wanted to send out,” designer L’Wren Scott tells Style.com of the inspiration behind her debut Resort collection. “I decided to have fun with the prints and I gave them playful names such as the ones featured in this video.” The designer gave each of the colorful, custom-crafted prints (some of them inspired by the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the American election) quirky titles like Bromance, The Bomb, and L’Wren Loves. Here, check out the prints and the full looks in this video, taken during Scott’s presentation at the Crosby Street Hotel, debuting exclusively on Style.com.
The inspiration for Jason Wu’s latest Resort offerings came from an unlikely source—artist Mike Libby and his taxidermy beetles. In Wu fashion, however, the designer translated insects into elegance, creating intricate “mechanical” bugs by using hundreds of Swarovski Elements crystals (pictured) and then attaching them to brightly colored cocktail dresses. Below, Style.com has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how it all came together. To read our full review and see the complete collection, click here.