I always love Day 2 of MB Fashion Week Swim. The vibe is more relaxed, the tents are more crowded, the drinks are more plentiful, and the weekend has just begun.
Last night I was delighted to take in the Dolores Cortés show where I was dazzled by a collection that had all of the 4 C's - cut, color, clarity and cohesion. Unlike the opening night show that had an ADD design sensibility about it throwing in everything but the kitchen sink, Dolores had one vision and stuck to it with a collection that flowed as effortlessly as her easy, breezy, beautiful caftans.
Every piece was impeccably cut with feminine/figure-flattering one-pieces and separates that accentuated every female model form, combined with on-trend colors and prints including bright neons, youthful pinks and innovative patterns that paired stripes with animal prints, floral, palm and tribal themes that mixed it all up without hot messing it all out.
What didn't I like? If Michael Kors and I have said it once we've said it a thousand times, styling is everything. Although I loved the big gold hoops and bold gold cuffs, I wasn't feeling the sky high pompadours streaked with colored stripes that threw off the whole balance, working against the hot and sexy prints I was digging from the neck down.