Resort 2019 is just around the corner, which means 2018 fashion is winding down. It’s the perfect time to take a long look at the past year. Some designers brought their A game, while others need to go back to the drawing board. Let’s take a look a the top collections from each season from 2018.
Resort, the season of opulence and extravagance, red carpets and runways. 2018 was a banner year for Resort, with bursts of floral and fiery reds. Alexander McQueen’s English themed collection was absolutely stunning, showing posh ball gowns and cocktail dresses juxtaposed with garden gloves and galoshes. This pink taffeta skirt, paired with a matching sweater decked out in 3-d flowers is an absolutely beautiful look, ideal for dinner with the queen in the British countryside. Gucci’s Resort collection took a different route, going for a collection infused with the style of Nordic Goddesses. This stunning fur coat is thrown lazily over boyfriend jeans and a simple tee, showing that casual looks can still be extravagant. Lela Rose’s posh ensemble combines delicate femininity and strong silhouettes, a striking combination that makes this collection a pleasure to look through. Mary Kantrantzou’s utilization of rich colors comes to a stunning peak with this peacock cape dress, paired perfectly with shoes that feature little bows. Orla Kiely mixes sweet and sultry with a stunning line of sheer, high necked ensembles. This beautiful plaid blouse and pink skirt set feature ruffles and folksy floral, the ultimate in 2018 Resort fashions.
Recreate resort with these fabrics:
Spring 2018 is always tough to look through, as it makes me miss warmer weather just as the temperature is about to plummet. But now I flip through the collections gleefully, excited to see the trends applied on the street. Antonio Marras’ stunning collection featured lovers kissing on the runway, and a variety of romantic springtime ensembles. This stunning, forties style dress and turban by Antonio Marras is perfect for a stroll along the river or brunch in an Italian cafe. Duru Olowu has a knack for pattern play and mixing vibrant colors into their collections. This line was no different, with this dress and kimono set and the bishop sleeve blouse and skirt being the tip of an exquisite iceberg. Luisa Beccaria also featured romantic ensembles, and this flowy floral dress is perfect for a spring wedding or a getaway in the Hamptons. Moschino took the romantic edge off with some harder pieces, blending ballerina style tutus with leather jackets. This beautiful example in black and white is ideal for cocktails or rooftop parties in Los Angelos. Versace went where Versace has only been once before, renewing old patterns from the days before Donatella. This collection of gaudy and glamorous ensembles is an excellent cross-section of Versace’s Spring collection, ideal for the worldly woman.
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Like Resort, many see Pre-Fall as antiquated. Some designers lump their Pre-Fall collections in with Fall, while others leap at the chance to launch a whole new collection. Delpozo does it again with a stunning array of colors and prints, birds poised on models’ shoulders. The mock neck and trousers are absolutely beautiful, perfect for a walk through a village in Spain, while the dress is ideal for grabbing drinks at a high-end bar. Emilio Pucci also utilizes loud colors and patterns, utilizing ruffles to create a fabulous skirt on an already magnificent dress. Fendi’s plaid blouse with folded shoulders and skirt is accented beautifully with fur cuffs, while Gucci opted for a relatively relaxed look by their standards, featuring a lovely midi skirt and a blouse based in primary colors. Miu Miu’s striped button-up may have loud colors, but the skirt is what grabs my attention with a scalloped edge and high waist. And who could forget that pussycat bow!
Get pre-ready for pre-fall with these fabrics:
As much as I love warm weather, I am a sucker for fall attire. Fur coats and velvet, what else could a girl want? Diane von Furstenberg went back to her old ways with a beautiful wrap jumpsuit, super seventies, especially when paired with the fur-lined suede jacket. Dolce & Gabbana took us all to church with their Fashion Devotion line, as purse-toting drones flew above the runway. Mulberry’s stunning line of maribou trimmed garments was my personal favorite for fall 2018, and this beautiful tent dress gives the wearer a delicate, yet dangerous, aesthetic. Orla Kiely also opted for a seventies inspired line, and this art deco floral suiting is the next level in power suits. Rodarte displayed an array of elegant, opulent garments using celebrities like Danai Gurira and a pregnant Kirsten Dunst. Grimes displayed a stunning sequin pantsuit from Rodarte that’s sure to catch the last of the summer sun.
Get ready for fall with these fabrics:
What was your favorite collection? I’m absolutely in love with Gucci’s Pre-Fall line!