I’m a huge fan of Balmain lately, and I feel like their use of prints in this 2013 resort collection is amazing. The collection works with stripes, floral, leather, and more to create a unified look comprised of stylish mixed media. Vegas and South Beach reportedly inspired the looks, best seen through the silhouettes of the ultra-mini dresses and elongated trousers. The colors serve to balance out the seasons, as a good resort line should. Playing up black as the base color for most of the looks works well amidst the abundance of patterns. The collection displays a great range of outfits from elongated blazers, pencil-sraight trousers, to skin-tight dresses. You can bee sure that high street shops will pick up on the heavy use of diamond and thick vertical stripe patterns so keep an eye out.