As the latest round of resort fashion shows draws to a close, we look back at the best moments...
As the latest round of resort fashion shows draws to a close, we can’t help but reflect that the events over the last few weeks have perhaps been bigger, bolder and even more theatrical than the main shows back in February. Upping their game for the in-between season, designers took us on a round-the-world tour (Louis Vuitton staged their showcase in Rio, Chanel did Havana, Dior did Blenheim….) bringing to life the cultures that inspired their collections, and throwing some seriously OTT parties in the process.
Here’s our pick of the best moments…
Moschino in LA
Jeremy Scott went totally psychedelic on us in LA, inviting friends from Katy Perry to Amber Rose to view his Sixties spectacular. On the catwalk Hailey Baldwin, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio and Jourdan Dunn led his model line up, as LA IT-kids Presley Gerber (son of Cindy Crawford) and Anwar Hadid (brother of Gigi and Bella) made their runway debuts.
Christopher Kane in London
The pansy is officially fashion’s new favourite flower thanks to Christopher Kane, who blew up and distorted his florals to create bold new prints. At his Mount Street store in London he hosted an intimate presentation, lining the walls with dug up flowers in a way that made them look like cool art installations, rather than something that fell off the trolley at Homebase.
Christian Dior at Blenheim Palace
It was all aboard the Diorient Express, as the Parisian house took the fashion pack (including Elizabeth Olsen, Alexa Chung and co.) up to Oxford’s Blenheim Palace on an exquisite private train. Bella Hadid made her first official runway appearance after being named the face of Dior beauty and modelled the ideal between-season dresses like a pro.
Chanel in Havana
If resort (or cruise) collections were once designed to provide high society with their winter sun wardrobes, then it’s no wonder brands like Chanel were determined to fly the fash pack to far flung locations like Cuba. Read all about Karl Lagerfeld’s Mambo Number 5 meets Chanel Number 5 moment in Havana here.
Gucci at Westminster Abbey
When Alessandro Michele first said that he wanted to bring the Gucci resort show to Westminster Abbey, the home crowd went wild. And we weren’t disappointed as, with a collection that mashed up the best of Brit culture, Gucci took over the 13th Century cloisters in the iconic building. Read all about it, here.
Marc Jacobs in New York
MJ brought back 80s club culture in glorious new rainbow form, declaring the neon slogan tee to be our mid-season hero piece and giving every model a crimped-up hair ‘do.
Louis Vuitton in Rio
Nicolas Ghesquiere caught pre-Olympic fever, bringing the Louis Vuitton cruise show to Rio ahead of the games this summer.
His cuts were sporty, his prints were flag-like, and he put on the pre-party to start all others at the base of the Christ The Redeemer.