A Resort collection, also referred to as a Cruise collection, originated as an exclusive designer selection for the upper class. With the growing fashion market, designers have begun introducing these secretive pieces to the runway making this exclusive collection available for everyone. 

Vintage Resort Harper’s BazaarChanel Resort 2017

Set between annual season shows, the content of resort is also viewed as a sneak-peak of the upcoming trends within the Summer 2017 collection. On the whole, for this year’s Resort season, we see an abundance of minimal style treading in as opposed to the usual beach wear. minA

Adeam | Joseph | Gabriela Hearst| Joseph | Resort 2017

The design team at Helmut Lang took inspiration from the styling formula of urban creatives. This collection desired to combine both casual and formal clothing, for wearers who work in a fast-paced, metropolitan environment.min01

Helmut Lang | Resort 2017

Amy Smilovic, designer of Tibi, also stated similar viewpoints in her collection. Corresponding to women’s fascinations, Amy offers tomboyish shapes in unforeseen colours with a feminine twist. Collaborating the nipped waist silhouette with slouchy pants – a modern reinterpretation is created along with the minimal trend.

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Tibi | Resort 2017

Differentiating themselves from Ready-to-Wear shows, designers have to harmonise creativity and wearability for Resort. More designer brands, such as Jil SanderBoss, Lanvin and DKNY, are readily facing these challenges, thus enriching their branding.

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Jil Sander | Boss | Resort 2017

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DKNY | Lanvin | Resort 2017

The aura of Resort nowadays highlights wearability for the in-between season. With a surge of innovative designers’ offering a new conceptual perspective to the world of design, the Resort of 2017 has debuted a blend of modern functionality with a minimal twist.

Written by Elaine Chau

Edited by Sonia Wan

References

NBC NEWYORK (2011) Daily Context: So What Is Resort, Exactly?  [Online] Available at http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/threadny/THREAD-Daily-Context-What-Is-Resort-123906644.html [Accessed 24/6/16]

VOGUE (2016) Helmut Lang Resort 2017 [Online] Available at http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/resort-2017/helmut-lang [Accessed 24/6/16]

VOGUE (2016) Tibi Resort 2017 [Online] Available at http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/resort-2017/tibi [Accessed 24/6/16]