THE NEW LOOK: “CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE”
The new Resort collections bring back some much needed fun and glamour in dressing up.
Chanel goes big on Greek antiquity with Athenian dresses complete with gilded coin buttons and headbands. Louis Vuitton blends old and modern Japanese art by translating inky landscape paintings into the weave on jacquard suits, and Kansai Yamamoto’s flamboyance into accessories. Dior pays tribute to the raw beauty of Wild West America with Georgia O’Keeffe-worthy jackets and Zorro-style hats. Resort 2018’s exuberant interpretation of folk costume gets unusually literal, but – rather than feeling tacky – brings back some much needed fun and glamour in dressing up.