A quick dip in the large pool of resort.

It’s a funny thing, the resort collection. Debuted at the same time as menswear and couture are shown, think of the resort as a designer submitting a single while other labels are releasing an album or EP.

Though of course, unlike a single which can feature three songs (A side, B side and a remix, if you’re lucky) resort collections provide a whole album’s worth of wearability.

Though similarly to the single/album set-up, resort and full collections often share a fabric, theme or in the case of Jonathan Saunders’ lime jacket, a whole piece (see Womens Resort 14 look 24 and Mens SS14 look 10).

Here are 6 Resort Collections we’d like to slip into.


Stella McCartney: Stella’s resort collections are the full shebang; McCartney throws a soiree and the models mingle amongst guests, standing out as the best dressed in the room (or garden, as is often the case).

This season is all about the snake print bomber, feminine embroidered mini-dresses and a sense of ease, as displayed in look 35, pictured above.

Acne Studios: Do Acne do bad footwear? We’re inclined to suggest they do not. Long time lovers of their platform numbers, this season’s strappy sandal has our name inscribed inside, we’re certain.

As for the clothes, deep shades of blue, purple and orange are somehow intensified in the press shots thanks to the blue and white background. White and beige pieces make for a more breathable look.

Christopher Kane: If resort conjures up an image of a girl in a jersey tee and full circle skirt in your mind, think a little longer. Kane’s line began with work-able pieces in grey and culminated with cobwebs and transparency.

Though a sweatshirt and pleated skirt look featured too, albeit with an intricate flower motif smacked across the chest.

J.W. Anderson: Perhaps it was the simple colour palette-primarily red, black and white-or the model’s unsophisticated ponytail, but there was a casual almost plainness to Anderson’s Resort 14, and it worked.

There were of course the Anderson details, fabric apparently unnecessarily pulled from the chest across the arm and bold draping, but the overall message appeared to be a 90s simplicity.

Kenzo: Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s models wore their sunglasses as goggles around their neck. The press shot set too, was painted like a swimming pool, taking the resort theme literally.

Shapes were bold-like the pink coat in look 9-or more girly as above (look 20). Pink took a key role while prints echoed waves and palm trees.

Roksanda Ilincic: Bright colours and smooth lines are two things that Ilincic can always be relied on, and Resort 14 was no exception. Blue was key, making appearances as turquoise, navy and glitter format too.

Flowers were the key motif, cut out and smothering frocks or translucent and appliqued on with girly intention.  

All images from Style.com.


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