The interims between the standard Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer collections- known as Resort and Pre-Fall- are what fashion labels bank on. Aside from perfumes, makeup, jewelry, shoes, and handbags, these two seasons have become the most profitable selling points due to the wearability of the clothes. What Resort and Pre-Fall lack in exuberant design elements and runway spectacles they more than make up for in the feeling that each collection’s stunning pieces could be ripped off the model and placed directly into your wardrobe rotation. So go ahead, browse and prep your shopping lists for when these five Resort 2017 collections hit shelves.
Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, Hermes’ newly hired creative director, previewed her most successful collection to date inside the French luxury purveyor’s flagship at 24 Rue du Faubourg. This intimate backdrop was the perfect choice, revealing her beautifully crafted, streamlined basics in the best light.
Helmut Lang’s minimalist aesthetic that dominated the 90’s fashion scene is completely in tune with how we dress today, which is why the label’s resort collection felt so fresh and easy. Staples like the slip dress and the camel coat got revamped with lace and fur additions, while the sleeveless white button-up is as chic today as it was yesterday over light wash denim.
For Resort, Prabal Gurung chose a palette of mostly black and white interrupted by sudden brushes of navy, terracotta, jade, and marigold, giving the whole collection a rather autumnal feel. His flirty hemlines and breezy silhouettes, though, lent a sense of summer fun that is seemingly desirable and wearable. Tailored selections like the plethora of retro suits along with the more relaxed, casual separates are destined to be your new go-tos.
For Valentino’s little sister Label, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli created a fairytale-esque collection complete with girlish minidresses, fanciful prints, and enough outerwear to bring you into the next season in style. Although the ensembles were styled in a rather eclectic manner that many would find intimidating, think of each piece individually- ready to be worn the way you choose.
Bouchra Jarrar’s debut collection for Lanvin was filled to the brim with perfect examples of her new creative vision for Paris’ oldest maison. It’s a paired back look minus the unnecessary frills and thrills of Alber Elbaz’s reign. Standouts include a cropped peacoat and cream trouser look, a dark wash denim ensemble that will make you rethink your aversion to the Canadian suit, and an elegant floral slip of a dress with a mysterious, 1920’s aura.