Friday, June 15, 2012

Resort So Far

Bottega does Versailles                                  Illustration by Jolain


What is Resort anyway?  Donna Karan introduced her collection as “the collection before the next”.  Why not call it Pre Spring just as we have Pre Fall, or is that too predictable for the fashion world?  Even the show schedule is loosey goosey with Chanel and Oscar de la Renta showing full out extravaganzas a month ago and then a trickle of presentations that has since become a steady stream.

But what is Resort?  In the olden days it was a small collection for ladies seeking warmer climes in the winter.  Then resort evolved into a hybrid resort wear, wear now pick-me-ups for the winter doldrums.  Now the resort end of it is all but dropped in favor of a laboratory bridging winter to spring.  Whatever it is here’s what I like so far.


Celine

Celine

Calvin Klein

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci

Giulietta

Chloe

Stella McCartney
Erdem

Michael Kors

J. Mendel

Gucci

Carolina Herrera

Tory Burch

ALC

Kelly Wearstler
Richard Nicoll

Balenciaga

Balenciaga

The Row

Givenchy

Bottega Veneta

Lanvin

Lanvin

Preen

Preen

Donna Karan

Valentino

Valentino

Temperly London
To sum it up so far...
-Lace and saturated prints are still going strong
-Pants are getting longer and looser 
-Comfort and ease
-Romantic dresses everywhere
-Fewer shoes as furniture


Above images from style.com


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