The Fashion Fix – 20th May 2019
2020 Resort Special
The season that falls between Spring and Autumn, cruise, a.k.a. resort transpires as the collections which hit stores around November/December and are known to be, well, very #extra. Designers parade show-stopping spectacles located in far-flung destinations around the world, inspiring a lavish new wardrobe for the year ahead.
From Christian Dior’s adventures in Marrakesh to Prada in New York City, and Chanel’s train station, here’s a handful of the best looks from the latest resort shows…
Vacating to one of its most beautiful locations to date, Marrakesh played host to Dior’s latest catwalk for the Spring/Summer 2020 resort collection. The Moroccan city’s artists and culture inspired the collection, with a theme of “Common Ground” running through amid a sequence of partnerships with several African artists.
Signature Dior motifs were woven into African-inspired textiles and the French house’s iconic silhouette was seen reimaged into various looks. Elaborate jacquards, beautiful brocades, and rich colours were fashioned onto contemporary shapes – imbuing a traditional albeit edgy twist on the collection.
Descending on New York City for a consecutive year in a row, classic looks were unveiled amid the lens of Miuccia Prada. The Spring/Summer 2020 resort collection witnessed a passive glamour, with pleated midi skirts, swing coats and insouciantly flung scarves, collectively outfitted in hues of pale blue and navy.
The line was awash with easy whites, tonal hues and “Multichromatic” brights. Prada declared it the push and pull of contradictions: Uptown versus downtown, rich versus humble, youth versus heritage.
It was Virginie Viard’s debut collection for one of the world’s most iconic and influential fashion houses. Chanel’s SS20 resort collection was once again situated at the Grand Palais, which was reimagined into a train station – naturally of the chicest kind, finished with Chanel-ready locations, such as Rome and Antibes.
The outfits were an honorary nod to Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, intermingled with Viard’s fresh and subtle aesthetic for the French fashion house. The collection had a cool and mysterious zeitgeist – featuring grandiose bows, all-over logos and the mini-skirts. Unexpected bursting’s of colour ignited the collection with fushia, mauve, blue, green and pink being at the forefront, juxtaposed with navy, cobalt, brown and deep bister and of course, the iconic combo of black and white was in there too.
Until next time, xoxo, Katie
By Katie Farley