Well it’s Resort time again. Time to have no idea if your going to be seeing swimsuits for tropical getaways or full length furs for icy tundras, (hell you might even see both on the same model). It’s a mixed bag at best but we’re here for it to get a sneaky peek at what the designers are thinking before the big Fall collections. Here’s what we’re most excited about…
This brand has the cool factor that is so hard to cultivate. They often feature asymmetric shapes and abstract fabric fusions while just walking the line between wearability and an experiment. This time they have taken it to the sexy side of the road with some clingy stretch fabrics and snug to the form pieces. If you’ve got the body Monse has the clothes.
Many of the looks done by Saab are reimaginings of previous looks – he has a formula that works and he sticks with it. There are always lace panels, always deep v neck gowns, always fluid skirts and very often ~ Turbans! This collection has all those things and for resort they are just right. I love the white lace gowns and the bright dresses for vacation when you just want to feel free spirited and light. These are cheerful and and carefree with tons of attitude and that chic something that boots confidence when you wear them. Charmed, I’m sure.
Gaudy, Tacky, Cheap? More often than not a sequin dress will be one or all of these things. But in the hands of Naeem Khan we get Glamour and FUN. We’re not made of stone people. Sometimes you just want to go big – you want the loudest dress in the dress up box and these are it! These look like fun and if Resort means Holiday to you then look no further. Round about Christmas party time these are going to be just the ticket.
I’m not sure what Halloween has to do with Resort but I guess that’s Jeremy Scott for you. Guidelines aren’t really his thing and God love him for it. A lot of this collection is not exactly wearable for 99% of us but there is something to be said for fun. This collection is fun – and you can feel how much joy it brings when looking at it. Again Scott has claimed a lions share of spotlight among the many meandering collections full of clothes with absolutely no fashion. It seems there is a moment happening now where so many collections have absolutely nothing to say, no point of view, no defined customer. Just clothes. Nothing memorable. Well, this collection is one that will not be forgotten any time soon, maybe for now in this saturated market of mediocrity that is enough.
He had me at jewel tones and drove it home with sweeping classic glamour. Pozen is at his best when he cuts a gown and here he shines again.
Burton is ageing gracefully and in doing so taking the house to new heights of refined razor sharp cool fashion. No one can touch her when it comes to delivering top of the line garments for the sophisticated yet alternative woman. All the girls who were the first to wear plaid skirts with monkey boots have grown up and some have reached levels of success that afford them respect and this fabulous wardrobe. The younger ones who can afford it? I just hope they get that it was generations of punks and trailblazers who inspired that killer jacket you are wearing!