Ah, the pre-collections. Although many a runway critic laments about Resort and pre-fall’s purely commercial purposes, I try to look at it differently: yes, that fact is that the pre-season line-ups are primarily for consumer purposes. But, with that said, they also quench our high-fashion thirst in the long months between fashion months. Instead of having to wait nearly six months, now we get a little sneak peak at what designers are up to every three months or so. And when you think about like that, who can really complain?
We last talked about the Resort 2016 season back in the beginning of May, when Chanel kicked things off with its over-the-top show in Seoul. A lot has happened since then, especially within the past couple weeks. Presentations are still ongoing, but below are a few of my personal favorites. So far, that is…
I loved the unexpected fabric choices – velvet! chunky knits! – in the L.A.-based brand’s Resort line-up.
I’m still swooning over Alexander Wang’s “couture from the inside out” approach to evening wear for Balenciaga’s latest collection.
For Resort 2016, Erdem married styles of two very different styles: conservative Victoriana and nonchalant swinging’60s. The result? Flawless, as per usual.
// Marc Jacobs
Marc, Marc, Marc. The man simply can do know wrong. This year’s resort line-up was a beautiful continuation of the fall collection, with spectacular embellishments on everything from dresses to backpacks.
With her leans silhouettes and expert bias cuts, Tibi designer Amy Smilovic proved that, when it comes to dressing the female figure, she’s your girl.
// Proenza Schouler
I can’t take my eyes of the fluid shapes and dreamy colors of Proenza’s Resort outing. And those grommets? Yes, please.
// Jonathan Saunders
Jonathan Saunders’ Resort 2016 collection was full of candy store-reminiscent colors. There was no sugary-sweetness here: every pieces is perfectly suited for the on-the-go urban woman.
I can sum up this collection in four words: Raf. Simons. Is. King.
Well…I just realized this post went much longer than I intended it to. And this isn’t even every single one of my favorite collections. What can I say? I don’t do minimalism, at least not when it comes to choosing favorites.
Head over to style.com to get a look at the other collections, including Louis Vuitton, Chloé, Adam Lippes, J. Mendel, Victoria Beckham, and Jill Stuart.
What are some of your favorite Resort 2016 collections?