Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Resort 2014: Maxime Simoëns

A few years ago colorblocking dominated the runways of all of the major cities, but after awhile its continued presence made discussing it boring. How many ways can you talk about the same trend before you have to start making up nonsense words? I made it about three seasons before giving up the fight. More recently colorblocking has hovered in the background, present but overshadowed by other stories. I expected things to stay that way, so it was something of a surprise to see it come back to life with such ferocity this Resort season.

At Maxime Simoëns the color choice pushed the trend out of the doldrums that it had come to reside in. You can rarely do wrong when playing with black and white and red but such strong hues might lead some designers to rest on their laurels, to allow the colors to do most of the work for you. But that is not the case here. The strength of the palette is only amplified by the ways in which the colors are combined.

And by the sensuality of the clothing.

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