The Best of 2013 Resort Collections

  There have been a great buzz in the air about the 2013 resort collections with a high expectancy of the level of fashion hence, making it the number one topic on the lips of every fashionista. Many of the collections have been getting loads of attention and creating quite a stir within the fashion world. There have been an array of bold colours, prints, feminine silhouettes, demure looks and menswear inspiration, catering for both those who will be in the tropics and for those in winter wonderland.

 Alberta Ferretti

With such a wide diversity of style offered by the designers, there is without a doubt an appeal for everyone and  that the designers have left us with our tongues wagging. Those of you new to the fashion scene would may wonder what’s the real need of resort collections. Well my friend, it’s the number 1 fashion saver between the fall and spring seasons providing fashionable clothes  during October to February.

  Alexander Wang

Even though I was looking forward to a high level of fashion, I must admit that I was still bowled over by the designs. Such, as to actually pick one designer out of the lot as the best is like me being able to tell you the tally of all the sand on earth, simply impossible. So, I decide to show highlights of some of the best.

 

BCBG

 Bottega Veneta 

Burberry 

Calvin Klein

Carolina Herrera

Cut 25

Derek Lam

Diane Von Furstenberg

DKNY

Donna Karan

Emilio Pucci

Emporio Armani

Erdem

Etro

Givenchy

Gucci

J Mendel

Jason Wu

Just Cavalli

Marchesa

Marios Schwab

Michael Kors

Narciso Rodriguez

Ohne Titel

Organc

Oscar de la Renta

 

Phillip Lim

Prabal Gurung

Pringle of Scotland

Rachel Zoe 

Rag Bone

Roksanda Illincic

Sonia Rykiel

Temperley London

The Row

Valentino

Zac Posen

Zero Maria Cornejo

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A Fashion Great

Learning to ride a bike can be exhilarating, traumatising and overwhelming as  the child , having not yet mastered balance, steering and pedalling; but once its clicks, it’s the easiest thing to do and becomes so much fun once  learnt, that the child doesn’t want to stop riding.  Referred to as one of Italy’s best fashion designers and noted for his well-tailored designs, is none other than  Giorgio Armani.

Giorgio Armani was born July 11 1934,  in Piacenza, Italy. Originally, the young Armani had his heart set on becoming a doctor and he studied medicine and photography before completing military service. It was during his service that he realised that the sight of blood was too much to bear and to conclude that career of choice wasn’t for him. Armani then started out as a window dresser at La Rinascente, at the time Milan’s largest department store. He then moved on to become a seller in the men’s department. It is here Armani, attained his experience in the marketing perspective of the fashion industry. Afterwards, Armani worked at Nino Cerruti’s men’s clothing company, Hitman as an assistant designer for  6 years before moving on to Nino Cerruti, where he designed menswear. His remarkable skills were in such high demand that Armani offered freelance to other manufactures while still working at Cerutti.

During the late 1960’s Armani befriended architectural draftsman Sergio Galeotti, who encouraged him to open his own business. But this wouldn’t materialize until Armani was greatly acknowledged for his contribution and work at the Sala Bianaca in the Pitti Palace in Florence. Through that recognition Armani was then ready to fly on his own wings.

 

 

 

Finally, in 1975 along with partner Sergio Galeotti he created the Giorgio Armani Spa in Milan and debuted a men’s collection under the Armani label that October for spring|summer 1976; the following year he produced a women’s line. The Armani label grew quickly becoming one of the leading names in international fashion with the introduction of several new product lines.  The Armani Jeans was introduced in 1981, followed by the Armani women’s perfume in 1982, Armani men’s fragrance in 1983 and A/X Armani Exchange in 1991; then Armani added Giorgio Armani Golf , Giorgio Armani Underwear and Swimwear, Giorgio Armani Accessories, Armani Junior, Emporio Armani and even moved into household items.

 

 

“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered”

Giorgio Armani

He my friend, will never be forgotten.

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