The Resort 2015 collection reviews were littered with dissenting commentary about the tradition of releasing lines of clothing meant to be worn on winter vacation. These collections will hit stores in mid-October of this year, when most are dressing for fall, and very few are buying specifically for getaways. This explains many designers’ push to label their Resort collections “pre-Spring” and to design them as the bridge between their last Autumn collections and upcoming Spring lines. Even the likes of Oscar de la Renta went so far as to proclaim that “Resort means nothing” this season. I understand the sentiment and the economic incentive behind labeling a line as pre-Spring and by extension, shoppable, but I do still enjoy the idea of Resort.
As per its namesake, Resort can range from the luxurious and unattainable to the super trashy and all-inclusive. Naturally, I relish in the latter and being that I’m also on a serious turn-of-the-millennium fashion tip lately, I ate up a lot of the asymmetrical hemlines, off-putting metallics, and unflattering ruffles that designers brought out for Resort. I want to pack my bags with each of these weird and weirder outfits and wear them while drinking daiquiris at an outdated-looking pool bar on a Blau Resort right now.
(Stay tuned for upcoming Resort Trend Watch posts – we did take it kind of seriously).
L&R: Alexander Lewis
L&R: Alexis Mabille