The fashion calendar is much more complex than most people might perceive. There are the biannual Haute couture collections, the biannual Ready-To-Wear collections, the biannual Men’s collections and, last but not least, the Resort collections.
Call them “Resort,” “Cruise,” “mid-season” or even “boutique” collections, the Resort collections are fast becoming a stronger player within the fashion calendar, which really translates into spending due to their undeniable retail appeal. Who really dresses strictly seasonally these days? Not the FurInsider!
In a world when “dressing-up” means anything from a Chanel jacket and heels to a Hanes t-shirt and jeans, the Resort collections feed a much wider market. The sartorial dogma of “no white after Labor Day” may be mute nowadays; if you live in Miami or L.A., or the southern hemisphere for that matter, this rule doesn’t really apply anymore.
Which brings us to this round of collections. With as many looks and moods presented by the designers, there is something for everyone. And let’s not forget that summer furs are a vital part of the fashion cycle, made even more apparent by their presence in Resort collections.
Back in the days, the rich and famous went to Révillon or Fendi to get their mid-season fur fix. Today, the choices are more democratic and you might just want to go to your favorite department store or designer boutique to check-out the resort trunk shows in person.
As they say, a well-educated customer is a happy customer. More on some of those great fur looks…
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