Desert tones and holiday prints inspire a sense of adventure this season.

A designer being inspired by a trip to Marrakech is perhaps one of fashion's many cliches, however, it never ceases to inspire the colours and prints that evoke a carefree spirit as the warmer days unfold.

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For Resort 2016, several designers were inspired by the desert through colour and print from the tones Louis Vuitton showcased at Bob Hope's home in Palm Springs to the rustic-hued knit dresses from designer of the moment Adam Selman.

From the festival flares at Topshop (#5) to the languid earth-tone silk dresses from Miss Crabb (#6), there's plenty of inspiration when natural desert landscapes and exotic climes are involved.


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While the last couple of seasons relied heavily on a return to silhouettes popularised in the 70s, the transition into spring/summer is even more relaxed, with the type of holiday clothes free-spirited style icons such as Bianca Jagger and Loulou de Falaise would have been wearing while holidaying at Jardin Marjorelle, the late Yves Saint Laurent's private residence in Marrakech.

And if florals aren't your buzz, why not explore alternative flora and fauna prints? The languid wrap jumpsuit by Itzme features a burgundy and white stylised floral print that's a great alternative to myriad saccharine spring florals.

Photos / Guy Coombes
Photos / Guy Coombes


Liam top, $119 and culottes, $199. Mi Piaci slides, $230.

Photos / Guy Coombes
Photos / Guy Coombes


Rolla's dress, $110. Karen Walker belt, $45. Prada sunglasses, $600, from Sunglass Hut. Sol Sana slides, $140.

Photos / Guy Coombes
Photos / Guy Coombes

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Topshop top, $55 and flared pants, $65. Mi Piaci bejewelled sandals, $250. Deadly Ponies silk georgette scarf, $195.


Miss Crabb dress, $280. Alexander Wang suede ankle boots, $1139, from Workshop.


Itzme jumpsuit, $629. Alexander Wang heeled sandals, $798, from Workshop.


Deadly Ponies
Go Ask Alice
Karen Walker
Mi Piaci
Miss Crabb
Sol Sana
Sunglass Hut
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