Resort 2017 runways were packed with amazingness and, to my dismay, a lot more non-amazingness. After perusing approximately forty shows and collections, I decided I'd do an edit of my favorite looks across different designers. Overall, I'd say the season was characterized by a balance between more playful and fluid pieces with serious structures and complicated detailing.
Antonio Berardi's resort collection was gushing with a modern feminine poise and grace. Mirroring the designers "split" background (British and Sicilian), his collection illuminated looks that balanced passion and sensuality with strict and precise detailing. (pic 1-8).
Balmain's multihued macrame, intricate crochets and body-con mini's straddled fluidy and cascading drapery (pic 9-15).
Elizabeth & James kept it essential and I truly appreciate that about their collections. Minimal and retro yet still drawing the balance between flowing skirts and more fitted knits (pic 16-19).
Fendi's playful balance of feminine ruffles and military tailoring was on par with Lagerfeld's usual (pic 20-22). The macro netted coat adorned with furry (wish was faux) blossoms, butterflies, and bugs was for sure a WOW factor. Betting on this as a celeb-coveted piece (pic 22).
Hermes came in with its ever-alluring head-to-toe wearability, sophistication and classiness. The resort collection's color palette was inspired by 17th-century Dutch flower paintings and the clothes women wear daily. I'd say Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski has made Hermes' most intelligent and beautiful Resort collection yet (pic 23-27).
Last, but not least, and to my delight, Versace was on it this season. Chalk it up to the change in management (CEO) or maybe Donatella's spending less time in the sun, regardless I am LOVING it. This departure from - excuse my language - gaudiness to a new found balance of linear silhouettes made of a sexy mix of sport and chic is brilliant. Inspired by the Americana and road trips, the clothes reveal a patriotic color palette and the use of colorblocking/stripes (28-end). Brava!
These are just a handful of selects from a few shows. And it looks like sneakers are here to stay ... for the next few seasons anyway. At least this generation of feet will not have half the problems our foremother's did :p.
Photos from here.