The resort 2012 lines have now been shown, and it looks like many designers have been inspired by a tropical surfer’s paradise. Hang 10. Some collections, like the ones at McQ, Derek Lam and Michael Kors, were a more literal translation of the theme, using form-fitting neoprene, wet-suit zippers and body conscious seam detailing. At No. 21, Balenciaga and Stella McCartney, the clothes had a sportswear ease reminiscent of surf-style (the new Hawaiian shirt), made with modern tropical prints. Bright/neon colours were popular for the season all round.
As a note on accessories, remember your shades. Also, visors were a prominent addition to many looks at Balenciaga and Givenchy (not shown), but be careful in trying to pull that off. The look is cool, sporty-chic, not your grandma on holiday in Florida.
For beauty: Hair was for the most part beachy, loose and wavy, or pulled back completely and natural make-up dominated the scene.