It may be too early to get a feel for trends just yet, but here's a look at the shows that have kicked of the 2013 Resort season.
Given the 18th century vibe of this season’s Chanel collection, it was appropriate that Karl Lagerfeld staged his show at the Palace of Versailles. Taking a cue from Coco Chanel’s fashion-forward thinking sportswear influence, there was a sporty feel to many of the Marie Antoinette-era pastel hued looks. Among the most notable were palazzo pants, pocketed dresses, loose-fitting trousers with oversized pockets, loosely draped jackets, and knickerbockers, many of which came printed and/or embellished.
There was a relaxed sophistication to this season’s sportswear-influenced Bottega Veneta collection. Designer Tomas Maier went with relaxed, appropriately minimalist silhouettes for most of his pastel hued separates and floral prints making for a number of standout pieces – most notably lightweight knee-length trenches. Perhaps the biggest statement Maier made this season, however, was opting to show select models in head-to-toe monochrome hues; though the looks could have used a statement accessory, they worked.
It was classic Etro for this season's Veronica Etro-designed collection, which is to say brimming with bright prints and color smartly tamed with hints of black. There was more variety in the silhouettes, which came in both fitted iterations, mainly for dresses, and more loosely tailored separates.