Resort 2012: Surfer’s Paradise

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.

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