From Chanel in Seoul to Christian Dior in Cannes and Louis Vuitton in Palm Springs, the latest circuit of Resort collections has given journalists, stylists, editors and celebrities alike the opportunity to travel the world all within a few days. For those of us at home, it’s certainly been a treat to see how some of the greatest fashion geniuses (think: Karl Lagerfeld, Raf Simons & Nicolas Ghesquière) blend inspiration from their far-flung locations into their houses’ overall missions.
Admittedly, it was easy to be skeptical. We could see Christian Dior in Cannes, but Chanel in Seoul, and Louis Vuitton in Palm Springs? What could the houses possibly do there? As always, however, Lagerfeld, Simons and Ghesquière were at their A games and delivered collections that carried the feel of their respective houses while instilling a sense of freshness and futurism.
Didn’t have a chance to flip through the Resort 2016 collections earlier? Your tip-sheet is below!
The Location: Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, South Korea
The Inspiration: Korea’s K-pop music culture
The Overall Takeaway: The mismatched trend keeps going strong. Multicolor prints and saturated colors are in high fashion, and so are Mary Janes (leather, duh!).
The Location: Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulles (“Bubble Palace) in Cannes, France
The Inspiration: The French Riviera meets the future
The Overall Takeaway: The house may have screamed “futurism” but the clothes were a nod to the past. Full-skirts, balloon-sleeves and checked patterns made an appearance. And it looks like pointed pumps — the iconic “it” shoe of the 1960’s have also made a comeback.
The Location: Bob Hope’s estate in Palm Springs, California
The Inspiration: The 1950’s with a twist
The Overall Takeaway: Break out with your floral maxi dresses and juxtapose them with combat boots and leather sandals. It’s about contrasting the soft versus the hard.