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July 01, 2011  | by: Anupriya Dutta

Chris Benz Resort Collection 2012

The Resort Collection ended this week, bringing out fresh new trends which were as colorful and flamboyant as the spring collections this year. Here is a look at some trends which caught my attention (Click on the designer to view their whole resort collection!):

Rainbow Revival

Everybody is enjoying color this season, and there was a revival of this trend with a twist this year. Designers used chic stripes and filled the garments with contrasting bright colors. Alice and Olivia used white stripes along with different hues of red.  Badgley Mischka gave her collection a 50s feel by using colorful frills in her maxi skirts.  Missoni gave their collection a hippie feel with quirky colorful stripes in their dresses, and Chris Benz (photographed above) used neutral shades, which I feel is the best use of this trend.

Balenciaga Resort Collection 2012

Neon Hues

There was a time when fashion saw no color, no fun and no joy. That was last year when the whole world was going through a recession, and they didn’t feel like color. This year we saw a whole new outlook with Burberry using electric blue in their iconic trenches and Celine‘s hot pink high-waisted trousers. And who could forget Chanel? Chanel’s collection was not acclaimed this year because it was perceived to be a bit boring, but I felt that their usage of bright yellow really refreshed the crowd.

Givenchy Resort Collection 2012

Symmetrical Prints

Everybody likes a good print to go on their outfit, an idea which it seems every designer used.  The use of  Rorschach, animal and kaleidoscopic prints were quite apparent in collections this year.  Giambattista Valli used oh-so-lovely leopard prints, whereas Emilo Pucci gave his collection a more minimalist feel. The prints were symmetrical, which was quite new after those boring uniform prints!

After each fashion season, the runway introduces trends that are sometimes quirky, but most of the time something that every fashionista follows. Would you follow the resort trends unfolded this season?

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