We’ve already discussed the various trends spotted in the Resort 2017 collections. And now we know exactly when these clothes were meant to be worn (which, as a refresher course, is anytime between March and November). But there was one thing we didn’t point out: The collections have been print crazy.
It wasn’t just one variety of prints, but instead patterns of all sorts. Marc Jacobs did a wacky, wild take on the ’80s and Valentino was inspired by Cuba, otherwise known as the getaway of the moment. There were updated stripes at Missoni (which surprised no one) and playful animals scampering across dresses at Giamba. This wide range proves that there’s something here for every aesthetic and for really any occasion. That could be an average Tuesday at the office, a first date or just getting really, really dressed up for a glass of wine at your local watering hole.
However, throughout these designs, there is a feminine link; these patterns are meant to be pretty, quite unlike the normcore craze. Even Alice + Olivia‘s undeniably loud collaboration with the Basquiat estate, was presented on a ladylike skirt that nips in at the waist and floats romantically to the floor. And yes, we would consider Philipp Plein’s flames as a form of pretty, albeit one that is a bit tougher than usual.
We did the dirty work and rounded up the 18 best prints for the resort season. So go on, feel free to liberally mix and match, just don’t forget to keep it pretty.