The Last Resort

The Last Resort
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 25, 2011

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Riccardo Tisci toned the Resort 2012 collection with sporty minimalism. The indefinable silhouettes donned by model Joan Smalls were as sleek as ice. Yes, b-ball mesh remained fluid throughout the collection, and gave life to its floral fantasy – which was apt for a resort style collection. Palm Springs anyone?

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Riccardo Tisci toned the Resort 2012 collection with sporty minimalism. The indefinable silhouettes donned by model Joan Smalls were as sleek as ice. Yes, b-ball mesh remained fluid throughout the collection, and gave life to its floral fantasy – which was apt for a resort style collection. Palm Springs anyone?

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Riccardo Tisci toned the Resort 2012 collection with sporty minimalism. The indefinable silhouettes donned by model Joan Smalls were as sleek as ice. Yes, b-ball mesh remained fluid throughout the collection, and gave life to its floral fantasy – which was apt for a resort style collection. Palm Springs anyone?

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Riccardo Tisci toned the Resort 2012 collection with sporty minimalism. The indefinable silhouettes donned by model Joan Smalls were as sleek as ice. Yes, b-ball mesh remained fluid throughout the collection, and gave life to its floral fantasy – which was apt for a resort style collection. Palm Springs anyone?

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Riccardo Tisci toned the Resort 2012 collection with sporty minimalism. The indefinable silhouettes donned by model Joan Smalls were as sleek as ice. Yes, b-ball mesh remained fluid throughout the collection, and gave life to its floral fantasy – which was apt for a resort style collection. Palm Springs anyone?

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For Resort, the designer dubbed his downtown cool steez with leather mini shorts and body con scuba dresses. Coming off an Accessory’s Designer of the Year Award from the CFDA, Alexander Wang proved deserving of the stellar award – showing amazing sky high strappy sandals and cross body leather bags.

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For Resort, the designer dubbed his downtown cool steez with leather mini shorts and body con scuba dresses. Coming off an Accessory’s Designer of the Year Award from the CFDA, Alexander Wang proved deserving of the stellar award – showing amazing sky high strappy sandals and cross body leather bags.

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FFor Resort, the designer dubbed his downtown cool steez with leather mini shorts and body con scuba dresses. Coming off an Accessory’s Designer of the Year Award from the CFDA, Alexander Wang proved deserving of the stellar award – showing amazing sky high strappy sandals and cross body leather bags.

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For Resort, the designer dubbed his downtown cool steez with leather mini shorts and body con scuba dresses. Coming off an Accessory’s Designer of the Year Award from the CFDA, Alexander Wang proved deserving of the stellar award – showing amazing sky high strappy sandals and cross body leather bags.

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For Resort, the designer dubbed his downtown cool steez with leather mini shorts and body con scuba dresses. Coming off an Accessory’s Designer of the Year Award from the CFDA, Alexander Wang proved deserving of the stellar award – showing amazing sky high strappy sandals and cross body leather bags.

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In the midst of preparing for his first Haute Couture collection in Paris, Giambattista Valli showed a comprehensive Resort 2012 collection. The designer showed off his ability to mix leopard prints, bold (lustful) colors, tweeds, and romantic floral prints. Of course, our favorite look is the leopard sheath.

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In the midst of preparing for his first Haute Couture collection in Paris, Giambattista Valli showed a comprehensive Resort 2012 collection. The designer showed off his ability to mix leopard prints, bold (lustful) colors, tweeds, and romantic floral prints. Of course, our favorite look is the leopard sheath.

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In the midst of preparing for his first Haute Couture collection in Paris, Giambattista Valli showed a comprehensive Resort 2012 collection. The designer showed off his ability to mix leopard prints, bold (lustful) colors, tweeds, and romantic floral prints. Of course, our favorite look is the leopard sheath.

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In the midst of preparing for his first Haute Couture collection in Paris, Giambattista Valli showed a comprehensive Resort 2012 collection. The designer showed off his ability to mix leopard prints, bold (lustful) colors, tweeds, and romantic floral prints. Of course, our favorite look is the leopard sheath.

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In the midst of preparing for his first Haute Couture collection in Paris, Giambattista Valli showed a comprehensive Resort 2012 collection. The designer showed off his ability to mix leopard prints, bold (lustful) colors, tweeds, and romantic floral prints. Of course, our favorite look is the leopard sheath.

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In the midst of preparing for his first Haute Couture collection in Paris, Giambattista Valli showed a comprehensive Resort 2012 collection. The designer showed off his ability to mix leopard prints, bold (lustful) colors, tweeds, and romantic floral prints. Of course, our favorite look is the leopard sheath.

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Nicolas Ghesquiere’s ability to cut an amazing pant is undeniable, but recently he has birthed a new baby in his collections – volume. We love the full, poufy skirts –and with that backstory to know – that were reminiscent of Mona von Bismarck, a top client back in the day who wore her skirts in the garden. From over the knee boots to strappy sandals, Nyasha Matonhodze strutted in Balenciaga’s signature aesthetic – architectural elegance.

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Nicolas Ghesquiere’s ability to cut an amazing pant is undeniable, but recently he has birthed a new baby in his collections – volume. We love the full, poufy skirts –and with that backstory to know – that were reminiscent of Mona von Bismarck, a top client back in the day who wore her skirts in the garden. From over the knee boots to strappy sandals, Nyasha Matonhodze strutted in Balenciaga’s signature aesthetic – architectural elegance.

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Nicolas Ghesquiere’s ability to cut an amazing pant is undeniable, but recently he has birthed a new baby in his collections – volume. We love the full, poufy skirts –and with that backstory to know – that were reminiscent of Mona von Bismarck, a top client back in the day who wore her skirts in the garden. From over the knee boots to strappy sandals, Nyasha Matonhodze strutted in Balenciaga’s signature aesthetic – architectural elegance.

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Nicolas Ghesquiere’s ability to cut an amazing pant is undeniable, but recently he has birthed a new baby in his collections – volume. We love the full, poufy skirts –and with that backstory to know – that were reminiscent of Mona von Bismarck, a top client back in the day who wore her skirts in the garden. From over the knee boots to strappy sandals, Nyasha Matonhodze strutted in Balenciaga’s signature aesthetic – architectural elegance.

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Gregory Parkinson took his Resort collection to new lengths – from knee touching to floor grazing dresses for then Hawaiian and Floridian travelers. The bohemian inspired collection explored tie-dyed wrap dresses, and separates in all colors to make a statement for this season – earthy elegance.

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Gregory Parkinson took his Resort collection to new lengths – from knee touching to floor grazing dresses for then Hawaiian and Floridian travelers. The bohemian inspired collection explored tie-dyed wrap dresses, and separates in all colors to make a statement for this season – earthy elegance.

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Gregory Parkinson took his Resort collection to new lengths – from knee touching to floor grazing dresses for then Hawaiian and Floridian travelers. The bohemian inspired collection explored tie-dyed wrap dresses, and separates in all colors to make a statement for this season – earthy elegance.

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Gregory Parkinson took his Resort collection to new lengths – from knee touching to floor grazing dresses for then Hawaiian and Floridian travelers. The bohemian inspired collection explored tie-dyed wrap dresses, and separates in all colors to make a statement for this season – earthy elegance.

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Gregory Parkinson took his Resort collection to new lengths – from knee touching to floor grazing dresses for then Hawaiian and Floridian travelers. The bohemian inspired collection explored tie-dyed wrap dresses, and separates in all colors to make a statement for this season – earthy elegance.

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