For her 2015 Resort collection, Marissa Webb had a few demands that clearly exceeded expectations. Choosing to work with men’s fabrics, varying geometric angles, and “high-low” cuts, the color palette of the collection seemed simple – black and white only, according to WWD. It may seem simple, but refraining from sneaking in a few uncomplicated colors to give a few of those looks a little pop is probably pretty difficult for those hard working designers. After all, if you saw the same colors every day, wouldn’t you want some variation?
Luckily, the play with men’s looks, levels and geometry in the design and shape of each of these pieces is magnificent. Checkered patterns were used relentlessly, but with different spins on each and every piece, constantly accenting a different look in each garment. With more than 7 checkerboard patterns, one accented the A-line frame while another fell in different directions with different lengths, playing with girlie flow. Another sheer checkered dress emphasized flow along with choppy, distinct geometry on the skirt, while being very loose fitting on the top.
Cropped blazers, slouchy pants, and a different spin on the tuxedo look were among some of the designs for the more mannish aspects of the collection. Given the restricted color palette and playful imagination, the bold and challenging vision for Marissa Webb’s 2015 Resort Collection was executed in a superb manner, with each individual piece standing out distinctly and transformed pieces revamped in a creative and enticing way.