Posted: Oct 20 2015
A longtime favourite bohemian holiday destination, the Moroccan city of Marrakech is also a major style inspiration for fashion designers, with its colourful aesthetic and embroidered textiles. The loose cuts, geometric prints and floaty fabrics that reference this look are essential vacation wear for wandering through riads, lounging beside a pool or visiting the many hot and dusty street markets.
This season the Lindsey Brown Resortwear designer collections draw inspiration from Lindsey’s own travels to Marrakech. Geometric, star or diamond-spangled intricate patterns, in burnt out shades of azure, cobalt, emerald and terracotta echo intrinsically Moorish colours, whilst hand-blocked patterning references North African designs.
The Marrakech Kimono interprets one of the strongest resort wear trends - the Kimono - of the current season, and combines this with a deconstructed Morrocco trend. This sheer silk beach cover-up is embellished with interlocking sequin edging, inspired by the geometric arabesque designs adorning tiles in the city of Marrakech.
The dramatic Madagascar Silk Midi Dress similarly takes the interlocking geometric designs so often seen in Morocco and combines this with hand painted shades of burnt umber, sienna, orange and ochre, conjuring up the heat of North African sunsets.
The kaleidoscope of colour makes Marrakech so flamboyant and such a mecca for global stylists is interpreted in Lindsey Brown Resortwear this season. So team the Road to Marrakech inspired collection with tan accessories during the day to keep things understated the bohemian way; or maximize glamour with a touch of gold for luxe style that will carry you through vacation after vacation.