No, that's not a typo — with fashion trends operating half a year ahead of schedule, designers are already dreaming up the duds you'll wear (or at least, want to wear) on the winter vacations you'll take (or at least, want to take) in 2013.
have been notoriously small affairs in the past, but it seems that these days, any designer who's worth his/her salt is jumping on board. And for fashion autodidacts like us, the proliferation of resort lookbooks online is a great
thing. But, it's also a bit overwhelming. That's why we combed through a few thousand pages of looks to bring you the gold standard of this season
. Though you might not even have your 2013 vacation days available yet, you'll definitely have your packing list all set.
Diesel Black Gold — Surprisingly nerdy, the Diesel Black Gold show showed us what Katy Perry would look like as a buttoned-up collegiate.
Photo: Courtesy of Diesel
Céline — Last season was the one of scarf shirts. This season? Scarf pants... And we couldn't be more excited!
Photo: Courtesy of Céline
Chris Benz — Chris Benz provided a little styling trick by way of his resort collection — anoraks tied around the waists of prim, ladylike ensembles. We're totally trying that one next week.
Photo:mCourtesy of Chris Benz
Chloé — We can always count on Chloé for our dose of romanticism and we were delighted to see masculine versions of its traditional blush ruffles. Also... are those scarf pants again?
Photo: Courtesy of Chloé
Givenchy — With a harmoniously clashing patchwork of prints juxtaposed against stark monochrome looks, this Givenchy collection was one of the more interesting — and wearable — collections to date.
Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy
Lanvin — What can we say? We want everything Alber whipped up for resort. This is the ultimate working woman's wardrobe.
Photo: Courtesy of Lanvin
Marc by Marc Jacobs — Man Repelling was the defining theme of Marc by Marc, with oversized sweaters (!!), grandma prints, grade-school clogs, and slouchy socks taking center stage.
Photo: Courtesy of Marc by Marc Jacobs
Prabal Gurung — Part Sailor Moon, part Vietnamese Ao Dai, Prabal reached far into Asia for references. But this collection felt so much more interesting than the usual "Asian-inspired" qi-pao stuff we see.
Photo: Courtesy of Prabal Gurung
Marc Jacobs — Made for the psychedelic schoolgirl at heart, Marc showed off flashy basics and everyday garments like long dresses and T-shirts done over in luxurious fabrics and prints.
Photo: Courtesy of Marc Jacobs
Oscar de la Renta — Oscar live streamed his resort show, and sold nearly 10 of those spangly baseball tees (that's a lot!) in the process... And we can totally see why. They're the perfect representation of the rest of the show: feminine, with a dash of quirk.
Photo: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta
Rachel Comey — We always trust Rachel to show us stuff we actually want to wear. We're loving the dusty jackets in pastel rainbow of hues.
Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Comey
Carven — Mixing old-school fabrics like tweed and paisley with new-school touches like neoprene, Carven totally killed it with its resort line up. The proportions, the color combos.... Everything was on point.
Photo: Courtesy of Carven
Suno — Leave it up to Suno to school us in print mixing, season after season. This time around, the brand is experimenting with sexier, more modern silhouettes, while still staying true to its more-is-more philosophy.
Photo: Courtesy of Suno
Tibi — Veering way sportier than we've ever seen, Tibi's resort collection looked like the evening-wear closet of an Olympic athlete. And that's a good thing!
Photo: Courtesy of Tibi
Sonia Rykiel — You know us and our weakness for prints on prints. Sonia Rykiel's resort collection delivered them in (stylish) spades.
Photo: Courtesy of Sonia Rykiel
The Row — We're detectings lots of influences from the Olsen twins in this collection, but the amalgam works, in this case. That slouchy shirt suit and secret-agent rain coat are our jam!
Photo: Courtesy of The Row
Stella McCartney — Sheer overlays got a shortening this season via Stella McCartney. We like this midi length, especially when worn with all-white.
Photo: Courtesy of Stella McCartney