Eeveryone deserves a break from routine and monotony. For the stylish, this involves a carefully curated wardrobe of chic essentials perfect for all lifestyles. While some designers reflect on the past, others look to the present for their 2019 Resort (also known as Cruise) offerings.

Here’s a look at some of the standout collections.


Do The Coco

One word – berets. The accessory defined the Chanel collection, making it cooler without losing a classic feel. As it is, the looks paint a picture of what someone like Coco Chanel would have herself worn to go on a holiday.


Straight From The 90s

Prada embraced the 1990s with designs that put “ugly prints” back into the limelight. Silhouettes were kept clean though, with trim jackets, neat skirts and low-slung pants adding structure.


Riding High

Dior took to the rodeo for the presentation of its Resort range. Models walked a makeshift runway among horseback riders, showing off extravagant skirts, arched jackets and – because it’s a rodeo – rubber boots.


Taking It Easy

The Californian city Palm Spring inspired the Carolina Herrera collection. Soft colours and bright designs were the focus – or in creative director Wes Gordon’s own words: “It’s a little quirky and glamorous at the same time.”


Statement Mix

Fendi conquered the season with a beautiful blend of energised eclecticism and sharp tailoring. From double-breasted jackets to backpacks and cowboy boots, the pieces came together to offer modern women a sense of freedom.


Bring On The Attitude

Louis Vuitton’s Resort designs brought some major attitude to the runway. Sequined jackets and feathered tops were matched with short shorts and mini skirts, together with thigh-high leather boots featuring chunky soles.


Classic Charm

It is the opulence of texture and print that defines Bottega Veneta’s designs for the season. The sheen of leather, plush feel of wool and sobriety of muted tweed – they offered an appeal that seems almost timeless.