Africa ethnic wax prints have always been hot and Burberry affirms that with their latest Burberry Prorsum Resort 2012 Collection by Chris Bailey.
“African designers who are ahead in this wax print game, have some serious competition.” says fashion blogger Abadiva… AGREED, Burberry designed the ankara, wax print collection of my dreams!!! The coats, the dresses, the BAGS, Oh mon dieu! Is that Vlisco? More than likely.
Photo credit: Burberry Prorsum
Leather coats and jackets are definitely a fall essential. Versatile and functional; you can dress your leather up or down. I particularly like the style of this coat. It’s so retro if you’re lucky you may find a similar style lurking in your favorite vintage boutique. This chic red leather trench coat is from the Burberry Prorsum Resort 2012 collection.
“Inspired by the tropics, The Resort Collection consists of flowy floral print and bright colored maxi dresses as well as colorful beaded statement party dresses that will take you from day till night. This collection combines the simplicity of classic pieces from the past eras armed with exotic yet playful colors, prints and embellishments. This collection pushes the boundaries of vintage inspired clothing by developing fashion forward statement pieces that would add excitement to any wardrobe.”- Virgos Lounge
Elbaz does not disappoint with his latest collection for Lanvin women. The Resort 2012 collection was inspired by Madame Grès hence the flapper cocktail dresses and long grecian stlye draped gowns. While the focus seemed to be on evening wear he includes jumpers and swimsuits in subtle hues. In true Elbaz fashion these looks were finished off with lots of accessories. Which design do you love?
Photo Credit: Lanvin
Color! Color! and more Colors! Runways across the globe are bursting with vivacious colors and out of the cataclysm a new trend has emerged. Color Blocking is a styling technique of combining colors that support and compliment each other. In order to pull off this look you must know a little bit about the color wheel, or have a good eye for pairing colors well. If all else fails study the most recent collections of your favorite designers. Rachel Roy’s Resort 2012 collection is a great place to start.
Photo Credit: Don Ashby for Rachel Roy