The Resort 2017 collections just wrapped up at MBFWA (Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia) and because I love me some designers down under, I wanted to share with you some new(ish) Aussie designers and how to figure out if they’re right for you / your wardrobe.
What do pool slides and pineapples have in common? Of course they’re both perfect for warm weather (especially if the pineapples involve some sort of alcoholic counterpart) but they also happen to be a theme in [what I think] is one of the best Resort ’15 collections (that you can actually buy right now…)
Resort isn’t the same as it used to be. What was originally created for wealthy jet setters to have something to wear during their winter vacation months (because what they wore to St. Barths last year simply won’t do), is now a very transitional season. We see much fewer swimsuits, caftans and fabulous floppy hats and more jackets, separates and even full on coats. So how would I describe Resort today? I’d say it’s the perfect mix of Spring and Fall. If you’re digging the black and white “trend” (I use the term trend very loosely because after all, it is black and white) for this Spring then you’ll be happy to know it’s definitely here to stay this Resort season. Pretty much every designer had at least one black and white look, and I might even like these options better than what we saw for Spring.
So, I’m going to do Resort the only way I know how…with superlatives of course.
I often find myself categorizing Resort and Pre-Fall as “the forgotten collections.” No one makes a big deal about them (especially compared to Spring and Fall) so they’re rarely remembered. I mean seriously…has anyone ever been like “Remember that khaki Givenchy collection from Resort ’08?” No. But they’ll probably say, “I still can’t get over the panther-print from Givenchy Fall ’11” (it was pretty awesome).
So anyway…let’s give the “inbetween” collection known as Resort a closer look, shall we? I decided to do a superlative-style set up for this one. Hope you enjoy.
Best Minimalism: Chloe
Best Lace: Jason Wu
Best Guest Appearance: Givenchy
Best Stripes: Marc Jacobs
Best Shine: Michael Kors
Most Unique Hair: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Most Likely To Be Worn By Zooey Deschanel: Oscar de la Renta
Best Use Of Leather: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Best Print/Sunglasses/Shoes: Prabal Gurung
(yes he wins in all 3 categories)
Most Random (in a good way): Tibi
Best Handbag: Proenza Schouler
Best Styling: Rachel Zoe
(I know…it’s not even fair right? But the styling is sick. I had to give it to her)
Most Likely To Appear On The Red Carpet: Valentino
Best Leopard: Stella McCartney
Best Pants: Peter Pilotto
My Favorite Look: Proenza Schouler
Any favorites from Resort ’13 so far? Share your favorites in the comments!
Photos via Style.com
Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day (except for the fact that it’s an excuse to overdose on chocolate). However, if it involves relaxing and a vacation…I’m in. So when I heard the Four Seasons is giving away $2500 gift card to one of their Facebook fans, I just had to share…especially after my amazing experience at their SPArty.
The Four Seasons recently launched a new Facebook application that lets fans dip into a Four Seasons “love bucket” for romance tips and the chance to win a Four Seasons Gift Card. All you have to do is “like” Four Seasons on Facebook, tell them who you’d want to take on the trip, where you’d like to go and what you want to do there. I advise being creative…they’re not going to giveaway $2500 to just anyone.
Hope you win! 🙂