In Case You Missed It: The Styles Shown at Resort Wear 2017
The beauty behind resort is that each line embodies the ideal travel ensemble. Any fashion forward person has an idea of how they’d like to look as they migrate for the season. Whether they choose to summer by the beach, the mountains or in the city, the way they choose to express themselves is entirely up to them.
This years resort season brought with it an abundance of color and prints. Each designer drew inspiration from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with a touch of their own innovation. We put together a few collections that stood out, from classic to kitschy.
Kate Spade New York
Kate Spade NY stayed true to their roots in their 2017 resort wear collection; pairing polka dots, florals, and solids. In classic New York socialite fashion, no outfit was complete with out a statement handbag. Yes, that is a pink T-Rex in her hand.
Sonia By Sonia Rykiel
For Sonia Rykiel’s RW 17 lookbook, Ukrainian pop duo The Bloom Twins rock tweed blazers, high-waisted trousers and primary color blocked attire. It’s almost as if they traveled back in time to a recording studio in 1960’s London and brought this look back for us.
Debuting his menswear line as well, Moschino’s Jeremy Scott was up to his usual tricks with a bubbly, loud and over the top collection showcasing major 60’s vibes.
Channeling the 80’s rock n’ roll era, Marc Jacobs models donned big hair, neon colors, chunky belts and checkerboard patterns. Jacobs even incorporated vintage-style MTV sweatshirts in a few pieces.
Mara Hoffman’s cute and comfortable collection is full of eco-friendly dresses and jumpsuits, giving off the perfect laid-back summer style. When interviewed by Vogue, Hoffman said, “I want to inspire women to buy less. Spend a little bit more, but buy less. And it’s cool to rewear things.” We agree. Sometimes in fashion, less is more.
Elizabeth and James
Identical duo Mary-Kate and Ashley bring their iconic ease to their RW 17 collection. Loose and layered, you can almost imagine them cruising around the streets of Manhattan in these garments.
Alice + Olivia
It doesn’t get more bold than Basquiat. Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet collaborated with the late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s estate, designing pieces digitally printed with his paintings. With half of the proceeds going to the CFDA, Bendet’s abstract collection seems like the perfect homage to a unique legacy.
House of Holland
House of Holland’s resort assemblage gives a new meaning to bold, by coupling heart patches and pineapples with crop tops and high-waisted floor-length skirts. Toss in a hint of Mexican culture and “shameless” denim on denim uniforms for the ultimate summer look.
Straight out of the 1970’s, Roberto Cavalli’s pieces were part rock n’ roll chic, part avant-garde masterpieces. These flowing, floral dresses and bell bottom jeans create the ideal bohemian goddess.
On the other side of the Seventies spectrum, Sea delivers with matching eyelet pieces and Victorian-style high neck tops and dresses. More understated than Cavalli, yet equally elegant. Anyone would look like a modern Sharon Tate dressed in Sea’s Resort wear 2017.