Despite Covid-19, many fashion brands are still going ahead with their fashion shows, with some moving into the digital realm to showcase their latest collections online. Resort 2021 is one of the seasons that you should keep a lookout for, simply because the clothes are suitable for our balmy weather.
Find out what these luxury labels are releasing for their latest Resort 2021 collections, plus the fashion trends you’ll need to try when December arrives.
If there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s minds during quarantine, it’s being able to go out. Drawing inspiration from the great outdoors, creative director Riccardo Tisci makes Burberry’s Resort 2021 collection relatable by using its employees instead of models for its campaign images.
True to his design ethos at this British maison, the collection sees lots of elegant tailoring with streetwear elements – think checks, houndstooth, graffiti love prints and English roses.
If you look at Chanel’s Resort 2021 collection, you’ll see a specific woman: The modern lady who’s heading to (and staying at) Italy for the rest of summer. After all, the show was originally slated to be held on the beautiful Italian island of Capri.
Virginie Viard’s collection comprises literal resort-inspired garbs – triangle bikini, ruffled sundress, straw bag and espadrilles, to name a few – that are perfect for basking under the sun at the beach while you enjoy the sea breeze from the Gulf of Naples.
With a fantastical fairy tale theme, Alessandro Michele’s Resort 2021 collection features more of his signature design ethos: eclectic, OTT garbs fashioned with floral, bold graphic, monograms and tartan prints. The brand’s 12-hour livestream session gave us an inside peek behind the scenes at its campaign shoot, held at Rome’s Palazzo Sacchetti on July 17.
As the Italian label announced that it will be reducing its runway shows from five to two in May, it could be said that this is Gucci’s last resort collection. After all, its Resort 2020 collection is named “Epilogue”. Coincidence? Probably not.
Ever since Jeremy Scott was inducted as the brand’s creative director in 2013, the Italian label has become synonymous with pop culture references. This season, Scott has decided to tap on the brand’s heritage and hometown instead.
While the usual cartoon characters might be missing, his designs for Resort 2021 are still true to his style. We spotted bright, bold polka-dot numbers, with a heavy dose of sultry Italian vibes. One of the key looks was this T-shirt dress in the colours of the Italian flag and emblazoned with the slogan “I don’t speak Italian but I do speak Moschino” – a tribute to Scott’s debut collection.
The French fashion house was named as the sponsor of this year’s Met Gala (which was unfortunately cancelled due to the coronavirus), so it’s only fitting that Nicolas Ghesquiere mirrored the theme, About Time: Fashion and Duration, for his Resort collection.
The collection features his signature ’80s elements, like the blouson silhouette and bright colours, but with a more contemporary and wearable take as compared to his previous runway collections.
Pierpaolo Piccoli goes for a more cautious and sensitive take on fashion, playing with the theme of “simplification” for Valentino’s Resort 2021 collection.
Silhouettes were kept simple, giving the designs a chance to shine. Instead of abstract details like heavy embroidery and crazy embellishments, the clothes display a palette of rich and vibrant solid colours to visually represent the ideas of joy and freedom.
The Italian fashion label has always been known for its timeless and understated clothes, but its Resort 2021 collection presents a twist, introducing the concept of “ornate elegance”. It’s all part of the brand’s Reason and Romance collection that’s dedicated to Saint Petersburg (the show was supposed to be staged in the Moika Palace in the Russian city).
The practical and wearable designs, such as the trusty blazer and shift dress, are fashioned with brocade and silk to exemplify the notion of Russian royalty.
Etro has always been known for its boho-looking clothes with paisley prints. This signature style remains for Resort 2021, but is updated with an element of voyage and escapism – a reflection of the desire to travel in these times.
Flaneur elements include flowy dresses, sleek blazers and leather boots imbued with a sporty-chic aesthetic that’s perfect for exploration.
Tapping on musicians as her source of inspiration, Donatella Versace has rolled out a Resort 2021 collection that’s all about “rebelling to disrupt the status quo.
Named Versace Flash, the collection remains true to the Italian fashion house’s OTT aesthetic – think ’80s shoulder-padded blazers, gold jewellery for that touch of glam, and a spritz of pastel colours on babydoll dresses and miniskirts.
Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri tapped on her Italian roots for this collection looking to the artistic scene of a small town in Southern Italy as a source of inspiration.
Set at the Piazza del Duomo in Lecce, Dior’s Resort 2021 show paid tribute to Puglia’s traditional arts and crafts, with organza gowns, pinafore dresses, and hand-knitted sweaters with Greco-Roman influences spotted on the runways.