A Look at Resort

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June 5, 2013

So, are you watering at the mouth yet?

 

 

It’s almost comical that the season in progress behind fashion’s steel doors still calls itself resort. These clothes are barely “cruise” friendly, (I am certainly not trying to take an enormous black and white feathered two-piece with me to the Bahamas, though I’d be open to taking Ms. Delevingne along) and you know what? I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. The collections ship in October, drop in November and what with the erratic climatic woes, staking their claim as weather norms, (who needs four seasons when you can have fifteen?), are essentially ready-to-wear right then and there. How often can you say that?

Now, on a less technical note, I ask: on a scale from one to offensively foolish, how naive would it be for me to suggest (I think I’ve done this before) that resort is “the unsung hero” of fashion collections season wide?

It was only while moseying through the Christian Dior resort collection that I was able to recognize that the magic in Raf Simons’ touch is really about his ability to dress a very particular blazon of lady (not to be confused with woman) and yet, appeal to all of us. I’d be hard pressed to find a woman who couldn’t connect with the lace detailing, structural jackets and tulip shapes of this collection.

In Marc Jacobs’ third nod to sleepwear as outerwear, the prints, the silhouettes, the fabric just resonate differently. They’re slightly more digestible and as a result, wearable. And per that loose fit, destroyed denim from Theyskens’ Theory–I don’t know. Would you even still need other pants in your wardrobe? Thakoon made magic playing with pin stripes in a decidedly feminine array of suiting. Phillip Lim proved his salt’s worth as the new-new classic with his double breasted jackets, dark rompers, and everyday whites–reminding us, however, that we could and should all appreciate a surprise now and again. (See: purple metallic detailing).

Here’s my question, though: is my undivided interest just a residual effect care of the stimulation brought forward by falling into summer and the subsequent, animated style cues of such, or are these collections really that good?

In a closer look at what’s here from Chanel (Slides 1-2), Raf Simons for Christian Dior (3-6), Marc Jacobs (7-8), Phillip Lim (9-11), Rag & Bone (12-13), Thakoon (14-16) and Theyskens’ Theory (17-19), I am happy to report three things.

#1. We as a collective will either need to work on our abs or become comfortable with the abs we’ve got because the chances that we keep them concealed come October are dangerously slim to none. (More on this really soon). #2. We can still steal suits from our male counterparts. Be they of the cropped variety (see: Chanel), evincing a fairly discernible homage to Carrie Bradshaw’s crystal knickers ca. that New York City fashion show, season 4 (photographed here is Dior, and you’re probably not stealing this from your dude–or, I don’t know, maybe you are), or just plain white on white (Rag & Bone/Thakoon), stripe on stripe (Theyskens’ Theory). And #3, while not conspicuously evident here, midi is the new mini (shoot me for speaking in such banal absolutes) and powder blue no longer belongs to the sky/baby boy announcement cards/the elephant Beanie Baby, so, here’s to that.

Which collections are your favorite? Tell me everything. Leave nothing out.

Images via Vogue.com

  • Well. P.

    amazing colections *-*

    http://apenaxx.blogspot.com.br/

    xoxo

    • anna

      scandinavs
      think jews have a very strange face, especially the nose is very bad-looking,kinda scythe-like they say, . They call it ” Ful nasa”. the word “ful” is pronounced like the english word “fuel”. i kind of feel sorry for them, but maybe its the testosterone.. i´ve heard it increases the tissues inside the nose, especially bone mass.

      It´s intresting to note that the hebrew work “nasa” can mean both “to marry” and “to lift” and “to desire” among many other verbs..

      In scandinavia people think jews have a very strange face, especially the nose is very bad-looking,kinda scythe-like they say, . They call it ” Ful nasa”. the word “ful” is pronounced like the english word “fuel”. i kind of feel sorry for them, but maybe its the testosterone.. i´ve heard it increases the tissues inside the nose, especially bone mass.

      It´s intresting to note that the hebrew work “nasa” can mean both “to marry” and “to lift” and “to desire” among many other verbs..

  • royal wang

    i super love this year resort

    http://www.fashionculturediary.blogspot.it/

  • dede

    great article

  • Oliver Lips

    Thakoon and Theyskens’ Theory have to be amongst my favorites (of course next to Chanel, but I needn’t mentioning that, ’cause Chanel is Chanel and therefore always on top).

    http://www.lips2lagerfeld.com
    http://www.lips2lagerfeld.com

  • Eileen

    Theory perfection <3 Pinstripes ftw!

    In fact, I love this whole steal-your-dude's (or for us single girls…just visit men's section for fashion gods' sake) thing. These relaxed-but-still-somewhat-tailored pants look extremely comfy and unattractive it's awesome. 'Cuz I always like to look put-together but still chill and not to be taken too seriously.

    I also adore the name "cruise" + "resort". It makes me feel like it's a fashion vacation of some sorts. (But everyday, fashion is a vacation in my book!)

  • Irene Laura
  • brunetteletters

    I love the word ‘resort’ it makes me feel like a jet setter haha…sorry I had to say it!

    Brunette Letters Blog

  • http://www.fashionsnag.com/ Fashion Snag

    That black romper-esque thing is gorgeous!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic

    I don’t know man, I think they’re really THAT good. The resort collection is amazing! I’m loving the touches of yellow here and there. Those Dior panty pants are just fabulous. Esepecially the metallic lavender. And Marc Jacobs.. oh man those sandals are killing me! Why do want it so much?? Rag&Bone all cream colored suit is just so chic! I love everything!!

    https://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/

  • http://manupstyle.com/ Jamie

    I personally liked that person’s two-toned studded shoes c/o slides one and two the most.

  • monkeyshines

    fantastic looks!

    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • antapal.blogspot.gr

    Couldn’t agree more!

  • Aubrey Green

    I’m kind of obsessed with all of them, with the exception of the bird in slide 2 – the dress, not Ms. Delevingne; who I am also kind of obsessed with. Is it weird that for each one, I pictured you wearing them and what sort of ‘pose’ you would be doing?

  • bigkimnyc

    who is slide #19 please?

  • Lily Asher

    These clothes are sad and ugly and just make me feel sad for the whole world. The models look hungry and sad

    • Yasu

      I lol’d to this

  • Leslie Buchanan

    Suggesting that Resort is the unsung hero of fashion collections is far closer to intuitively correct than offensively foolish. What would be foolish is buyers/retailers not loading up on Resort because of the versatility of the pieces and the advantage of a long selling season. Forget the fact that you may be trying to sell t-shirts in winter or jackets in the summer, with air conditioning and central heat fashion has rose above the necessity of dressing for the elements. Save from swimsuits in the summer and fur coats in the winter, a lot of what we wear is part of our permanent year round closet (making Resort and Pre-Fall just as, if not more so, important than the infamous Spring and Fall).

    Now, if you excuse me, I have to do a few million more crunches.

  • Kate Co

    I love the point you raised about resort wear being an unsung hero. These collections prove your point! xo

    http://www.dashofkate.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/looksharpWI Look Sharp Sconnie

    Someone – the elephant beanie baby’s poem – now!

  • mlle p

    What are those faboolious sparkly shoes on the person in the front row of Chanel??

    • Leandra Medine

      Prada!

  • Anna

    Chanel is stunning, Thakoon also
    doszafy.pl

  • Oana

    Burberry is amazing! Their lace skirts are just brilliant :)

  • Somebody from Somewhere
  • Nico
  • Apple Lopez

    I love the cobalt blue zip top and black pants. Bold.
    http://Www.style.lelopez.com

  • Samyukta

    The makeup is sooo non-existent!!! For a beauty blogger it’s depressing :/ The clothes are wow though :)

  • Belén Cavas Hernández

    Fantastic selection.

    New post in the blog. BE MAXI!!!

    http://iwanttobeavoguette.blogspot.com.es/2013/06/be-maxi.html

  • Stephanie

    P-e-r-f-e-c-t choices!

  • Zaena

    Resort is definitely my fave out of all seasons as whilst they’re not so practical for holidays they still make me think of the sunshine (which i often have to dream about in London town)!

    thelaststraggler.wordpress.com

  • http://www.farandwildjewelry.com/ abigail lind

    and it’s lim for the win!

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.com

  • Hudson Berry

    Raf Simons is the real deal. The (royal/cerulean) blue top and black trousers look is too good. The suiting and outerwear at Rag and Bone are goldilocks – just right. Thakoon’s usual dream-pop candy fantasy is slyly gamine. The soft blue denim and printed pencil skirts at Altuzarra are giving me small heart attacks. With a white tee and Leandra’s orthopaedic Isabel Marants? Oh my gawd. And holy tits Phillip Lim – the mesh detailing, the muted metallic colorway, the sheer bermuda shorts, the perfect footwear, the space princess vibe – it all comes together to look so cooool. Honorable mentions go to Balenciaga for the killer handbags and kooky shoes and jewelry, and Calvin Klein for those delicious suede separates. In the end, though, Olivier is my king. I could wear this Theyskens’ collection exclusively for the rest of my life and never get tired of it or need to update my wardrobe. Resort is just always fun. I fucking love fashion.

  • Selena Aponte

    Rag & Bone pleasantly surprises me as my favorite. Maybe due to the fact I’d actually can picture myself donning these ensembles thus initiating the Classical Conditioning (mouth watering) effect. Man oh man I am head over heels for those pleated jeans.. those are sick

  • Karina

    I pretty much love everything <3333

  • Katie

    I totally would wear those baggy jeans with Isabel Marant Becketts (and when you think about it that look would be easy to recreate)! Those are ah-mazing! I totally think the androgynous look is here to stay… and while most men don’t like it (including my boyfriend). I don’t fucking care! I’ll wear it with a flirty top and go out to dinner! Semi-repelling of course! That look makes me think of what Phoebe Philo wore on the Chloe runway when she was at the helm! Still so chic!

  • Nico

    Thakoon is everything. Throw in Theyskens denim and BOOM. Its a wrap

  • annacroswell

    Cara looks amazing! Now off to do some crunches & planks….

    xo
    Lauren
    http://www.annacroswell.com

  • Ciara Molloy

    Personally, i adore Clover Canyons collection, the prints (and the models hair) are to diiiieeee for! The Cushnie et Ochs collection looks ridiculously wearable (as does the Honor collection) however i think the abs situation would have to be under control… Also, the Just Cavalli one has a coat which i think might possibly be the love of my life xxxx

  • Julia

    Thanks for taking the time to take a quick photo with me, it made my day! Of course our shoes got cut off in the photo so I thought I would post separate pictures of them. The outfits are just incomplete without seeing the shoes!

  • jane

    hello, sorry, do you know the name of the model on your 5th picture? thank you.

  • natalia

    oh my gawd the last look