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Trends: Resort 2014

The runway reveal of most Resort ’14 collections have unfurled their glorious goods and set sail, leaving us to piece together the top trends.  And while most of us won’t be donning the season’s best looks while wintering on a cruise or on some tropical island with the Resort season’s intended audience, we can still revel in the trends that are likely to spill over into Spring/Summer 2014 — or now.

After all, donning the easy staples revealed in the recent presentations — trousers, striped shirts, clean palettes — sounds like a warm weather plan to us!  So cozy on up and let’s take a peak at some of Resort ’14′s top textile, print and palette trends.

Christopher Kane, DKNY, Jason Wu, Tibi, Proenza Schouler — photo courtesy Racked

It looks like the current black and white craze will continue to run rampant across your wardrobe in 2014 with labels like Chloé and Tibi playing up the look with 3-D florals and graffiti-like splatter, while Derek Lam and Alice + Olivia opted for to focus on simplicity and asymmetrical detailing.

Marc Jacobs, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel — photo courtesy StyleBlazer

For those inclined to go bolder with the B/W, the season’s offerings from a bevy of fashion heavies (J.Mendel, Chanel, Thakoon, Narciso Rodriquez, Marc Jacobs) were ripe with stripes, and stripes, and also stripes.  Jailhouse, nautical, vertical, angled — stripes.  Did we mention stripes?

Lanvin, Reed Krakoff, Stella McCartney — photo courtesy T Magazine

Animal print continues to hold tight on the trend-front, with snake print leading the charge.  Think lots and lots of separates, many paired up in a head-to-toe python print look from such visionary designers as Diane Von Furstenberg, Stella McCartney, Lanvin, and Reed Krakoff.

Derek Lam, Jason Wu, Burberry Prorsum — photo courtesy Harper's Bazaar

The peek-a-boo appeal of lace is another biggie for the season, with one noted distinction — Resort ’14 pairs the skin baring textile with a much more modest silhouette than the current season’s cut outs and crop tops.  Dare we say the “ladylike” is back?  Harper’s Bazaar notes the “longer lengths and higher necklines” of the runway’s lacy goods, while the masculine shapes and geometric update on the fabric keeps the look from going overboard on the frills.

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