We've rounded up the very best from the Resort 2013 collections: See what caught our eye and what you should be shopping for come October!

The Best of The Resort Collections: Marc Jacobs, Celine, Prada, More

Liz Doupnik
The Best of The Resort Collections: Marc Jacobs, Celine, Prada, More
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While the Resort 2013 collections may not be as highly publicized as Fall and Spring, there’s no denying that it’s been growing in terms of significance to both fashion labels and retailers, along with other transitional seasons like Pre-Fall.

So what is Resort, exactly? Technically, it’s a “pre-spring” collection (sometimes it’s referred to as “cruise”) that hits stores in late fall and lingers on shelves straight through the holiday season. It’s the shelf life of Resort that gives it its growing importance: Both retailers and designers rely on these in-between seasons to help bolster sales, making the collections often more retail-friendly, where Fall and Spring collections might offer bolder looks.

As such, the Resort 2013 collections have been designed to appeal to both buyers and editors alike, and we noticed a lot of continuing trends like architectural silhouettes, luxurious details, mismatched prints, and a sense of nostalgia.

Here, we’ve rounded up the very best from the Resort collections: See what caught our eye and what you should be shopping for come October!

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Want to channel your inner chintzy? Marc Jacobs had you covered in his namesake resort collection with loud prints mashed together with sequin embellishments in the best way.

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Ketchup and mustard anyone? We love these fearless approach Marc Jacobs took for his resort collection.

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Alex Wang updated his go-to aesthetic of athletic inspired separates on a seriously luxe level.

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Wang proves that basic black-and-white combos are still relevant for resort. Check out those shoes!

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Joseph Altuzarra has been causing quite a stir dressing the likes of Kate Bosworth. Here, we love his directional prints in relaxed silhouettes for resort.

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Carven impressed us with classic, feminine shapes in bold colors.

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Oh, Celine. All-over print proves to be prevalent for another season as masculine separates are rejuvenated with vibrant polka dots and colors.

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With subtle retro references to the 1970s, the Celine collection voiced nostalgia yet fresh with unexpected color palette choices.

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Structure versus relaxation seemed to be a counterpoint for the Chloe resort collection as closet staples received a facelift with unique structural details in comfortable fabrics.

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At Derek Lam, wide leg trousers were of particular interest.

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Mashing clashing colors appeared particularly innovative at DKNY on an accessible level.

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Pajama dressing looked both chic and sophisticated at Pucci.

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Athletic-wear influences reappeared at Givenchy for resort combining a popular color combination, royal blue and black.

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To offer a balance to the more masculine approaches, light dresses with open-toed boots were a pleasant surprise at Givenchy.

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At Gucci, the renewed shifts were subliminally sexy.

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This sheer and tiered number at Jason Wu is nothing short of red carpet ready.

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As always, Oscar de la Renta provided a thought-provoking perspective on resort as ladylike separates and knee-length hemlines paraded the runway.

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Leave it to Prabal Gurung to make us salivate. We loved his take on color blocking as sheen fabrics and cut-out dresses were layer-friendly.

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Also at Prabal were unlikely combinations of florals with futuristic details that are a welcome renewed viewpoint on the ever-present 1990s revival.

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Lovely lavender in masculine shapes were both wearable and sophisticated at Rachel Roy.

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There's nothing like a sharp blazer to spruce up any outfit, at Rag & Bone the answer was presented wonderfully.

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Tribal shaping in neutral leather was a clever advance at Salvatore Ferragamo.

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It was color, color, color at Stella McCartney -- and we loved it.

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A printed playsuit? We say yes to Thakoon's choice for this resort season.

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Inner prep meets cosmopolitan urbanite at Theyskens' Theory this resort season with understated colors and boyfriend sized separates.

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Heavy quilting and brocade was reminiscent of the San Franciscan craft movement at Valentino.

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Peplum details added an architectural detail in addition at Valentino's resort, which proved the collection to be both modern and nostalgic.

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Zac Posen continues to curate beautiful dresses to celebrate a woman's shape in this burgundy dream.

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Slightly historical Spanish undertones contributed another dimension to Zac Posen's resort collection as well.

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Leather overalls? Absolutely. 3.1 Phillip Lim curated a collection that's sure to be on the top of every it-girl and editors' must-have list.

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Baby blue pleats and avant-garde draping at Balenciaga renewed closet favorites.

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BCBG MAXAZRIA was all kinds of colorful and offered dresses for just about every occasion.

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Bottega Veneta utilized upholstery inspired prints that made us consider stealing our grandmother's curtains.

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Prim dresses at Bottega Veneta are almost begging to be worn to the office.

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Burberry's resort collection made the statement that simple tweaks can make the biggest of differences. Cropped trousers and luscious trench coats are just a couple key items of this season's collection.

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On another note, Burberry pushed their statement aesthetic to more a more feminine direction with sweetheart necklines and white maxi dresses.

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Hazy minimalism at Calvin Klein projected a dreamlike state for the resort collection.

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Karl Lagerfeld pushed the Chanel envelope, presenting his ladies in 'ghetto-royale' dresses that were voluminous and paired with sharp wigs.

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Erdem reached back to the early 1950s for inspiration, it appeared, with heavy fabrication and demure shapes.

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Party time anyone? Giambattista Valli provide shin-dig separates in fun, conversational prints.

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Just Cavalli just screamed for a cruise to the warmer islands this resort in colors similar to a summer sunset.

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Trapeze inspired silhouettes in berry colors were just a couple favorites at Lanvin.

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As a pleasant opposition at Lanvin, deep and indigenous colors were rich with slouchy shapes.

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Frump-tastic? Absolutely. Marc by Marc Jacobs proved that even our mother's throwaways are the best finds.

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When in doubt, leave metallics to Michael Kors.

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The boys at Proenza Schouler came through with their neon colors reassuring us that our adventurous purchases of the screaming colors is totally the right decision.

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We really dug the blush and rose pink Rachel Zoe used for her resort collection.

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Unstructured shapes and construction are chic with ink-blotted and tribal prints at Suno.

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The latest CFDA Womenswear Award winner, The Row, called upon its standard minimal approach to separates in pastel purple.

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Here, we love the tangerine crop top with ankle-grazing skirt at The Row.

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At Alexander McQueen, sharp tailoring was prevalent and just about begging to be worn by Mick Jagger circa 1974.

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Jumpsuits were another marvelous surprise at Alexander McQueen offered in different patterns and materials.

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Don't be afraid to pop should be the motto at Marni this resort season.

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We really dug this school girl gone mad at Marni with mind-blowing mashing of prints and oxfords that are simply to-die.

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All-over polka dots were directional yet attainable at Rochas.

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Leave it it Christopher Kane to bring out the floral this season.

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Lela Rose's Resort 2013 Collection features graphic, laser-cut fabrics in a color palette inspired by early 1900's French photographer Man Ray. 

Floral meets the Jetsons in this dress from Christopher Kane.

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This beautiful maxi by Bally is perfect for a vaca getaway.

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Viktor & Rolf brought out the trendy floral pant and added the girly bow look to a silk top. Perfection.

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Inspired by Californian deserts, See by Chloe's Resort 2013 collection blends knits with high waisted skirts and trousers in soft colors. 

Mugler's structured tops resemble a futuristic look with pops of color in their Resort '13 collection.

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The vibrant color and the peplum look make for a great suit combination from Viktor & Rolf.

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