Monday Muse: Ibiza Inspires Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2015

Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2015

Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2015

When you think of resort wear, undoubtedly, images of the Amalfi Coast, the beaches of Bora Bora or Ibiza’s nonstop parties come to mind. And while Cali girl Rebecca Minkoff hasn’t actually been to the shores of Ibiza, her latest resort collection drew from the island’s party culture as well as the flip-side: Ibiza’s boho roots.

While it’s a tiny island off the coast of Spain, Ibiza’s known around the world for its nightlife, which still draws droves of partygoers and revelers all year long. But summertime is the high season, and world renowned DJs often stop by the idyllic island for sets at Amnesia or Privilege, two of the island’s most popular clubs. And while the Spanish government is trying to bring more light to the other aspects of Ibiza (Ibiza Town’s port is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), it’ll always be known as an island of revelry and after-dark antics. But there’s another side of the island that Minkoff decided to focus her collection on: the bohemian past that the island had before the EDM started to blare across the waves. The free-spirited resort feel that was seen in whimsical polka-dot prints and airy, gauzy dresses drew from the laid-back enclaves that dot the island (it’s tiny, but Ibiza is still ten times the size of Manhattan).

Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2015

Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2015

So while party girls will no doubt be drawn to the fishnet tops (worn without a bra under, you’ll be channeling pro partiers Miley Cyrus and Rihanna) and elevated white tank tops that were miles more luxe than your basic boy’s wifebeater. But because every city girl has a little bit of boho babe in her, Minkoff’s more romantic pieces really stood out. There were fringed bags and grommeted versions of her now-iconic Boston satchel to sate every bag lady out there, and novelty denim (polka-dots, again) that’s sure to be a hit when the designer opens her first stateside boutique this fall in New York’s SoHo. Patterns ran the gamut from abstract floral maxis to polka-dots without the preppy connotations thanks to a more irregular layout. Summer staples such as crop tops, luxe suede rompers and peasant blouses will be a commercial hit, too, especially when girls are looking for next year’s Coachella outfits (the tickets are already selling out, by the way).

And because Minkoff’s all about a complete look, there were updates to her jewelry line (a top seller at Bloomingdale’s, we’re told) as well as shoes. Minkoff’s expanded the line beyond statement-making gladiators and metallic heels to include flats and tasseled loafers with grommetting to match her bags, just in case you were looking to add a little bit of downtown edge to any of her easy, breezy looks.

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.