The fashion world is tricky when it comes to understanding their seasons and how they work. It can get all too confusing when you realize the seasons are inverted, with fall/winter shows happening in the spring/summer, and spring/summer shows happening in the fall/winter. Then comes the Resort show, which typically takes place in either May or June, but don’t be fooled by its sojourning appeal. In fact, the collection has very little to do with cruising or vacations of any kind. Rather, it is geared towards clients who typically travel to warmer destinations during the colder seasons, most often winter. Now designers have to be very smart about this line when choosing certain looks and specific fabrics because the line they do end up showcasing tends to stay out on the sales floor longer than any other season.
The resort collection has gone by other names as well, such as holiday or cruise line, and they weren’t always available to the public. Originally, it was such an off season during the summer months that many designers crafted these pieces privately to a much wealthier and highly exclusive clientele. It was only until fashion became such a sought after industry filled with icons, magazines, and celebrities who all sought and pined after the latest and greatest pieces did the industry begin to retail the lines publicly, which eventually led to it becoming its very own season filled will press, glamour, and runways in some of the most exotic locations.
Chanel has just recently done its own Resort line in the magical lands of Dubai. Louis Vuitton’s collection was unveiled along the French Riviera in the luxurious destination of Monte Carlo. Check out the magic of Chanel’s show below and let us know what you think!
This palatial scene was actually the runway. We love the beachy feel and monochromatic appeal of the seating and scenery.
Just another shot of this dazzling summer night setting.
What a way to make as many people fit into the front row! I’d love to be that up close during a show.
This Chanel canteen bag had us thirsty for more. The gold sandy color and quilted lining is pure refreshment.
Above and below are just a few candid shots of the models as they waltz down the runway. Above features model Lindsey Wixson leading the pack who we’ve recently showcased in a Model Monday segment. Check it out here.