Resort season is a time for experimentation, for fresh ideas and a pioneering spirit that flirts with drama and the unconventional. Its transitional position in the fashion calendar makes it also the most diverse. Designers choose to either reiterate their vision from F/W collections or offer holiday wardrobe options that are completely different from their runway shows. Whether they steer towards the avantgarde or decide to experiment with their core ethos, it remains a great time to assess upcoming trends for spring. Here, we bring you all from Resort 2019 that caught our eye:
Androgynous suiting is back with a new twist: layered on ultra-feminine dresses. Led by Nicolas Ghesquière at Louis Vuitton, layering a blazer over a dress is among the more unusual styling choices that appeared at Resort 2019. The contrast between the structured garment and the romantically easy waves of a dress is an update from the future that we love.
An almost overnight renaissance has brought surfer inspiration to the collections of everyone from Prabal Gurung to Michael Kors and Tory Burch. Gurung showcased tie-dye, while Kors and Burch gave us billowing separates, perfect for a day of sun and sand.
Continuing the theme of sojourns by the sea, travel inspired prints from Altuzarra and Balmain set the bar for fashion forward jetsetters. Be Instagram ready with these fabulous choices if you’re so inclined.
Blazers on dresses weren’t the only quirky styling options on offer; Resort’s play on proportions included a mix of outerwear with truly short shorts. Find it off the runway at Rachel Comey and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.
Prints have been our friend this season, with animal patterns getting plenty face time at F/W 2018. Resort featured the swirling prints of the ’60s via Miuccia Prada, Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo’s trippy prints, revamping archival material in a new light.