Fashion is always three steps ahead and before we’ve had the chance to embrace the current trends, new ones are already coming to the surface. The Resort wear shows are still full ongoing, but so far many brands and designers have already stunned the fashion scene with their statement designs. Check out some of our favorites down below.
English designer, Alice Temperley has always been true to her Bohemian design aesthetic, reflecting her British herritage and history and her latest collection is no exception. Like many collections over the last few seasons, this Temperley London collection was inspired by motor racing, and specifically, a Canadian-born, 4-foot-10 pioneer of 1930s women’s British motorsport named, Kay Petre. Hence the tire-track pattern, the diversion-sign arrows, and the racing-glove print. One of the details that separates Temperley from other collection, however, is the way the reprints fade into the fabric, whether than being extremely bold and in your face.
At its core, the concept behind MM6’s Resort 2019 collection is the upscaling of vintage childrenswear into adult-size pieces by turning the sailor separates and school jumpers into playful, oversized garments for arty, grown-up women, re-visiting many techniques that made the brand revolutionary in their early days. The 27 piece lookbook reasserts the brand as the root of so many of today’s predominant trends, and do it in such a well-edited collection deserves a lot of praise.
Creative director, Clare Waight Keller’s latest collection is a physical visualization of her journey through Japan. “The influence had been percolating on several levels, from the appeal of Japanese fabrics to the late Hubert de Givenchy’s own connection to the country” thus Waight Keller. One of Clare’s greatest strengths when it comes to her design aesthetic is her consistency when it comes to creating wearable garments. So even here, working with a more vivid and graphic register she’s still covered a checklist of wardrobe items that are relatively risk-free while delivering at the luxury level., from the satin hoodies to the slouched boots, blouses with ridged asymmetric front ruffles and leather trousers.
First things first, the photography enhancing the concept behind this gender-neutral collection by Burberry is astonishing. Former creative director of the brand, Christopher Bailey closed his career with a final collection dedicated to the LGBT community and for his successor, Ricardo Tisci’s first order of business to be, creating a gender-neutral collection shows some incredible character. While the models are fairly androgynous and the styling emphasizes the gender flexibility of Burberry classics fromhis-and-hers trenches, carcoats, Harrington jackets, capes, kilts, and dark-rinse denim, it’s somewhat surprising to only see images of apparently straight couples except for the couples above.
In their native Toronto of the 1980s, Dean and Dan Caten were wild teenage party boys, and their amused nostalgia for their youthful heyday was captured in their new coed Resort collection, which they refer to as “It’s sophisticated punk!”. The punk references added a slight provocative vibe to the lineup. For example, look at the discordant combinations of bondage straps, classic wool tartan, shiny black leather, black mesh and exposed metal zippers. In contrast, however, Streetwear-style or military-inspired pieces were given a sleek finish and definitely looked more dressed-up than destroyed, without losing its punky vibe.