Classics triumph over fast fashion in Resort collections


Classics triumph over fast fashion in Resort collections

Saleability was at the heart of the 2020 season, which forsook novelty for tried-and-tested classics

Sahil Harilal

From Kyoto, Japan, with Louis Vuitton to the south of France with Jacquemus, the Resort (or Cruise) season occupies a special place on the fashion calendar. It chaperones the world’s fashion elite to Conde Nast Travelers’ top 10 holiday spots to show billowy cottons and relaxed tailoring worthy of the locales.

For Resort 2020, the shows had a somewhat different feel, being showcased primarily digitally. But the biggest contenders left the strangeness behind for perennial favourites, reworked with a 2020 edge. 

There are many competing fashion narratives in a Covid-19 world — dressing up for the sake of it, lounge wear as the new (every) day wear, Zoom-appropriate necklines — all of which fit seamlessly into the “new normal” and had a worthy presence at the 2020 shows. ..

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