The resort collection is always connected to the very affluent, to those who can escape any weather for another and thus do not live by the rules of the seasons. As such, these collections leave room for experimentation, or in the cases of the designers this year, room simply to be themselves. Here are three of the stand-out collections.
For Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, all you need for Resort wear this season is your best trench coat and your negligée. You are a Parisienne. The Row featured models that hover closer to 50 than to young teens, offering a notion of maturity about the brand. A maturity that the clothes in this collection absolute reflect.
The Proenza Schouler show offered an explorer couple, with one half in refined dresses with elegant prints and the other half of the couple in tailored suits. This is the kind of couple that covers their suitcases in stickers of the places they’ve visited and send their suburban cousins eclectic pottery from around the world, which they only bring out on special occasions.
Demna Gvasalia‘s first resort collection for Balenciaga continues with the Vetements theme of upgrading streetwear. Candy-striped robes paired with baseball hats and elegant slides contrast with oversized leather jackets and exaggerated pant lengths. Whether or not you agree with the Vetements politics within the fashion industry, you cannot deny the appeal of the oversized robes and those market bags!
Summer is almost over, so whether you are excited for the first blast of Autumn air or still trying to hold on to these last days of summer, one thing is for sure: the new season means refreshing your wardrobe with new clothes. To make the transition a bit smoother, let me introduce you to hottest trend of the month that can be easily incorporated into your current summer-y wardrobe: furry shoes.
Fur has always been one of the top trends during the colder seasons. But for fall 2016, the fur has been extended into our footwear! After observing all the biggest runway shows, we can definitely say that hairy and furry shoes are more relevant than ever. From high heels to slides, sneakers, boots and loafers, everything will look that much trendier with fur, so don’t hesitate to release your inner wild side and open up your mind for the unexpected new addition to your shoes.
Here are five ways to give your shoes the fur treatment:
1. The Funky Touch: Slides
These rubber base shoes that usually function as a shower shoes or for pool activities got a fancy update: fur! It all started when Rihanna released a new line of furry slides with Puma. As expected, they sold out the moment they went online and from that point onward the furry slide became a footwear phenomenon.
Slipping them on instantly creates a fashion forward statement. You can basically wear them with any look. Cropped trousers, boyfriend jeans or skinnies are all great options that will give your look a fun boost. But hurry up, the funky slides can’t be worn when the temperatures drop are dropping down.
2. The fancy feet: Sandals
We all know that fur has a fall/winter feel to it, so fur sandals are the perfect shoe for the transition from summer to fall.
Following in the footsteps of Gucci, which gave their heels edgy an interpretation last fall, other designers such as Fendi, Alexander Mcqueeen and Blumarine introduced their vision to the fur mania: two strap sandals covered with fur, tuft of fur in the middle of open toe shoe or ankle strap sandals with cut-out wedge heels and a lot of hairy details.
3. Just a glimpse, Loafers withfur lining
If you are not crazy about all of these hairy shoes , there is another way to channel your fashion forward look: leather shoes with fuzzy soles.
The statement loafers with the fur lining are definitely a must-have for fall footwear, and even though they scream attention, there is something about them that has got us hooked. It comes as no surprise that It-girls and fashion influencers, like Alexa Chung, Leandra Medine or Mary Kate Olsen, have indulged themselves with these Gucci loafers. We adore them simply because they match with any fall outfit, plus they are so comfortable you will never want to take them off.
4. Pompomania, Furry pom pom shoes
Colourful pom-poms elevate any casual look to a pure fun and help any woman embrace her flirty, girly side. This fall, pom-poms have returned in full swing as footwear accessories. Top designers gave their interpretation to the charming pom-pom.Dolce and Gabbana, which have been the pioneers of the trend, introduced their metallic pumps with the fun fur embellishment. To feed up our cheerleader spirit, Fendi featured colourful fluffy heels. Sonia Rykiel’s pom pom version was more sensual and feminine with an oversized pom-pom attached to the front of the shoes.
5. Fur trimming
Experimenting with different materials is one of the biggest trends in footwear this season. Designers are no longer satisfied showing conventional shoes on the runway. Instead, they are willing to invest in unique details like fur accents. BCBG, for example, showcased snakeskin shoes with a fur band on top and chunky fur lined heels. At Christopher Kane, the kicks got a luxury update with fur that cover the feet, ensuring that we will be safe from the chilly breeze. The fur-attached shoes not only will keep your feet warm and cozy, which is obviously an essential addition to your winter wardrobe, but also will add a touch of modern glam to your appearance.