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Top trends from the 2013 resort collections

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A renowned local fashion critic once said, of all fashion collections, resortwear is one that's worth the investment, especially for those who care less about flashing recognisable seasonal items than filling their wardrobe with quality clothes that last for seasons to come. Launched originally as an inter-season collection for jet-setters who need light and functional clothes for their Christmas holidays, resortwear has become a pivotal tool in both keeping inventories fresh to lure customers, and giving fans and media a glimpse of what to come in spring. 

From a versatile look that feels season-less, resort collections in recent years have taken a massive commercial approach. With the young market eternally craving pieces that shout out the latest trends and brand names, even the seemingly season-less signature of resort collections seems highly seasonal - it's taking some trends from autumn/winter that truly betrays its "beach holiday wear" - leather in this case.

Here are the domineering motifs that make the hottest 2013 resortwear trends.

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