Not summer, not winter, no something in between. Resort. Just before summer, pre-spring collections hit the runway. What will designer come up with this season? Vanessa Friedman, fashion editor for the New York Times knows the answer: Skin. Yours or something animal like.
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein showed ultrasuede in tones from cream to sapphire and cropped cotton knits which left a little bit of skin around the stomach. Phoebe Philo played with coloured suède in unlined trenches and Sonia Rykiel celebrated leather culottes. And snakeskin was the formula at Lanvin, Reed Krakoff and Stella McCartney.
“Resort collections are a walk on the whimsical side,” says Cathy Horyn in the New York Times. She speaks of a compleet distraction, because nobody could really decide if resort should be a nice reworking of a deigner’s latest runway line or its own thing. Should it be relaxed or beachy she wonders. Or a fresh interpretation, in which she praises Raf Simons for his first resort show in May.
Still, whatever you make of it, I don’t think we could be without this in-between-collections.