Review: Resort 2016

Collage Resort 2016

After having experienced Miu Miu’s show this past Saturday, one wouldn’t be wrong in concluding that the 2016 resort season was one long party. It’s rare to see labels go to such great lengths to inspire and delight their industry while reinventing themselves. And I’m only exaggeration a little. Locations fought to top each other in terms of eccentricity and not a single production bored its audience. Louis Vuitton kicked off the season two months ago with its presentation at Bob and Dolores Hope’s impressive home, which was designed by John Lautner. Dior quickly took the lead with its show at the bubble-inspired Palais Bulles, close to Cannes. Chanel flew their guests into Seoul and staged a wonderfully colorful and vibrant firework. Gucci shut down a whole New York block so models could wander the street freely while the ever-so-talented photographer Glen Luchford filmed the entire coup.

Manifesting all of our impressions, this weekend’s event was able to convey more than a thousand words. The smell of change is in the air. The inbetween collections are being celebrated because they’re both light and modern, and ultimately embody the industry’s essence: getting the consumer to spend more money and buy more clothes. It’s smart because really, who needs them? A concrete date is set when the objects of desire are available in stores (November, that is) and readily accessible for you to own them. Fragrances are the perfect next step when it comes to brand extensions. Miu Miu exemplary lead the way by presenting its first foray into perfumery in an adjacent room that turned into a club after the runway had moved. Of course campaign model Stacy Martin was in attendance and naturally, the bottle’s packaging was so lovely that we can’t help but be delighted with this turn of events. In fact, we’re welcoming it with open arms. Past traditions and timings got a smidge too comfortable and managed to forget their fan base. Will the collections gain in lightness but instead, viewers will end up missing depth? That is a real possibility, but isn’t that what fashion is all about? To spread good vibes while offering some relief from the more serious side of life.

Text: Julia Knolle
Translation: Liv Fleischhacker

Top 10 RESORT 2016

1. Bomber Jacket

Chloé – Valentino – Saint Laurent – Saint Laurent

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Gucci – Marni – Stella McCartney – Sacai – Sacai

2. Color

Edun – Rosie Assoulin – Lanvin – Oscar de la Renta – Alexander McQueen

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3. The New Baggy Pants

Valentino – Marni – Michael Kors – Chloé – Altuzarra – Alexander Wang

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Balenciaga – Sacai – Rosie Assoulin – Louis Vuitton – Christopher Kane – Acne Studios

4. Black Boots 3x

Christian Dior – Valentino – Louis Vuitton

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5. Wild Things

Chloé – Burberry Prorsum – Gucci – Valentino – Edun

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6. 90ies Choker

Acne Studios – Saint Laurent – Rosie Assoulin – Ellery

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7. Off the Shoulder

Alexander Wang – Givenchy – Alexander McQueen – Peter Pilotto

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Saint Laurent – Christopher Kane – Marc Jacobs

8. Motif Prints

Prada – Valentino – Gucci – Saint Laurent – Miu Miu

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9. 80ies vs. Opulent Frills

Rosie Assoulin – Oscar de la Renta – J.W. Anderson

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Lanvin – Ellery – Erdem

10. Gucci

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Images: PR

Cover-Collage: Katrin Weber