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Zoom on Resort: Jason Wu, Tibi, and More

Photo: Courtesy of Jason Wu

Wearing a sunshine-yellow gown, Kerry Washington provided the first look at Jason Wu’s resort 2014 collection at the CFDAs earlier this week. The rest of the collection was filled with graphic botanical-print separates and other dresses we’ll see on a red carpet, probably, as the designer stuck to his signature of femininity mixed with sex appeal. A black-and-white bralette paired with a rich green patent leather skirt was yet another take on the navel-baring trend.

In contrast to the bold prints, Ralph Lauren’s collection of quiet separates was reminiscent of the clothes a ballerina would choose to wear off-duty. Pale-pink wrap sweaters, leggings, and airy chiffon pieces opened the collection before moving into darker evening staples. One black silk shift was simply tied with a gold belt and featured a hint of menswear styling with a sharply tailored collar.

Over at Tibi, Amy Smilovic found inspiration in the utilitarian jumpsuits worn by painters, also showing paint-splattered pants, sweaters, and jackets. The popular tea-length skirt that debuted during last year’s resort season was reimagined in bold splashes of red, black, and white. Worn with a matching jacket, it’s especially striking. But it was also seen with a simple black crop top, revealing that currently popular narrow sliver of abdomen.

See the complete Jason Wu resort 2014 collection here.
See the complete Ralph Lauren resort 2014 collection here.
See the complete Tibi resort 2014 collection here.