>> With the 1970s British seaside in mind, Mulberry's creative director Emma Hill presented a jaunty collection of separates and shorts suits for Resort 2012. Cheeky prints in caramel, baby-blue, and pale pink turned up on shirt dresses, blouses, and camp jackets, while bedazzled chambray, enlarged eyelet, and pops of yellow contributed to the retro-boardwalk feel. Accessories included leopard-print pumps, patterned platforms and matching visors.
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>> Gold's softer, pinker incarnation is definitely the most-wanted metal of the season. But it's not just about delicate sweetness. This Summer's coolest rose gold pieces play with opposites, contrasting the metal's sunset hues with edgy, unconventional shapes. Here, we've highlighted some of the chicest rose gold pieces around — click through to shop our selections from Eddie Borgo, Pamela Love, Alexis Bittar and more.
At left, Luv AJ Crystal Chunk Cocktail Ring, $121
>> Slouchy silhouettes and a heavy dose of prints stood out at Phoebe Philo's Resort 2012 collection for Celine. There were floral jacquard skirts, graphic rose-print jackets, paneled-leather dresses, loose-cut trousers (in hot pink and cobalt), and plenty of sheer blouses to go around. Accessories included oversized belts with giant buckles and shiny white peep-toe platforms. The sum of all these intersecting parts? The kind of cool-girl femininity that Philo's Celine is revered for.
>> In a garden in Manhattan's West Village — a location perfectly suited to the classic vacation concepts of leisure and fun — Stella McCartney presented a playful Resort 2012 collection. Models milled about in a vibrant mix of color and prints: multi-colored stripes, oversized Hawaiian florals, black-and-white herringbone, and shades of orange and lemon. "All this color and print is about exciting and reenergizing people," McCartney explained, “and it’s nice for everyone to see that you can actually enjoy and live in these clothes.”
photos courtesy of Stella McCartney
>> Seven Erdem pieces — all featuring vibrant, Summery prints — are now available exclusively online at Net-a-Porter. Ranging in price from $670 to $1,630, the mini-collection includes a cross-back day dress, two silk crepe blouses, a pansy-print mini-skirt, zippered capri pants, and a floral biker jacket. "It has the energy of the Spring/Summer 2011 show, but is more focused on day dresses," Erdem explained to Vougue UK. "It's all about fresh, young pieces!" Click through to see the complete selection.
>> '70s rock n' roll, Ossie Clark and old-fashioned Hollywood glam were just some of the inspirations behind Club Monaco's Fall 2 collection. Hitting stores in October, the collection features a moody palette of rich autumnal hues and plenty of tactile, cozy fabrics. Stand-out styles included a one-shouldered dress in navy chiffon, a faux-fur-paneled cardigan, and a burgandy biker jacket. A rustic, tooled-leather purse also topped our can't-wait-for-Fall list.
photos courtesy of Club Monaco
>> Here's a look at the just-released video lookbook of Tom Ford's Fall 2011 collection. The collection features plenty of body-hugging silhouettes in ultra-luxe fabrics, models with impossibly-glossy crimson lips, and plenty of not-to-be-missed accessories.