From authentic to painterly, plaids, tweeds, and houndstooth prints were liberally sprinkled throughout many Resort ’13 collections. They seemingly provide a popular foundation for print mixing, too, adding a preppy twist on bohemian eclecticism.
Animal prints continued to be a popular theme in many Resort collections, perhaps being used in even more adventurous ways than the previous Fall season. Stick to the basic skins [jungle cats, the occasional zebra] and update by using fun colors, or combining with pretty much any other type of print out there, with florals and baroque being among the most popular. Of course a classic skin is never a bad idea, either.
Stark, colorful brush strokes and watery, ethereal paintings make up another of our favorite trends spotted within the Resort 2013 collections. Styles ranged from the bold and minimal, to the sort of colorful complexity that can only be captured in a digital print. Luckily, you don’t have to be Picasso to nail this one, just get out those paints and start having fun. Maybe even keep one for your refrigerator.
Scarf motifs could be spotted all over the 2013 Resort collections, bringing with them an update on both menswear and bohemian prints. I especially love Givenchy’s approach, pairing finely detailed and traditional motifs with bold, solid geometrics.
Lace was a huge trend in the Resort 2013 collections. Ginormous, even. While the majority of it was authentic, many designers used it in bold and graphic ways, laying the groundwork of inspiration for textile artists to apply to their prints.