Spring Summer 2015 Catwalk – Key trends – Resort

Pastel Resort

The inevitable Nautical and Marine theme which is ever present in Spring Summer collections, was strongly influenced this season again by the idea of vacation and resort. In some cases, for instance Marc Jacobs, it was a warmer and more glamorous resort location like Miami Beach. This was obvious in the soft, sun saturated colour palette of pink, salmon, off-white and navy, and in the stripe polos and botanic resort printed shirts and accessories. Think Paul Weller and the Style Council, on vacation in the Florida Keys, sometime in the mid-eighties and you have the picture. Also key to this look were shorts. Either very short and tailored, or longer, to the knee and over-sized. Trousers are also evolving with many designers presenting trousers that looked a lot like 1920’s slacks, often with a higher waist. At Marni they were wider, straight legged and cropped, at Bottega Veneta and Marc Jacobs more fluid and narrower.


1. Wide Deckchair stripes

2- Soft pastel shades

3. Straight legged trousers

4. Stripe/stripe combinations

5. Soft slouchy styling



Deckchair Stripes

Others like Patrick Grant at E.Tautz chose the more down to earth location of the British seaside for their inspiration. Patrick Grant said he was inspired by the English at leisure, and in particular their visits to the British seaside. The most conspicuous element of this collection was the proliferation of large bold deckchair stripes. The stripes were either navy and white as at E.Tautz and also Ermenegildo Zegna, or more bold and colourful like those at MSGM, were a distinct sailing influence was apparent, in the abstract prints and patterns they showed.