Although resort collections rarely get as much attention as their fall and spring counterparts (and the corresponding fashion weeks), the pre-season is just as crucial to the fashion trend cycle, if not more so. The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen proved that heartily when they debuted their latest resort offering during Paris Fashion Week fall 2022. The presentation marked the designers’ first show in two years and between the extra long sleeves, sharply pointed collars, and richly tailored layers, it was perhaps an harbinger of the innovative looks to come. Meanwhile, Chanel returned to its globetrotting presentations staging a show at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club in Monaco. For the cruise outing, Virginie Viard presented a collection that paid tribute to the resort destination’s world famous Grand Prix as well as its legendary glitz and glamour. Stateside, San Diego’s architectural wonder the Salk Institute provided a spectacular backdrop for Nicolas Ghesquière’s thoughtful SoCal-meets-sci-fi collection featuring metallic finishes and exaggerated boleros that reflected the setting sun. Not to be outdone, Gucci presented its “Cosmogonie” collection at the 13th century Castel Del Monte in Puglia, Italy. Beneath the starry sky, Alessandro Michele debuted his resort offering that’s at once celestial and cerebral with the main inspiration being the German philosopher Walter Benjamin and the interconnectedness of, well, everything. While others were taking over farflung majestic destinations, Balenciaga shut down the world’s altar to finance, the New York Stock Exchange. There, among the stools and screens of day traders, Demna presented a three-part collection beginning with the new Garde-Robe line and ending with the debut of Balenciaga x adidas, the house’s latest collab that’s available to shop now. Later, in June, Dior descended upon Seville’s Plaza de España where Maria Grazia Chiuri debuted her couture-inflected collection amid a full flamenco show. Check back here often as we keep track of all of our favorite designs from the in-between season.
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