Resort 2019 round-up: Michael Kors, Moschino and Max Mara


By Joan Kong

Resort 2019 round-up: Michael Kors, Moschino and Max Mara

Michael Kors

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1.     Presented at the Industria Studios in New York City, the collection is inspired by the designer’s childhood summers at the Catalina Beach Club in Atlantic Beach, off the South Shore of Long Island.

2.     In an interview with WWD, the designer mentioned that the clothes from the Resort 2019 collection “have to go to a party, go on vacation, go to work.”

3.     Combining luxury and athleisure, the clothes were a mix of lush details with sporty accents. Feminine lace, glam brocades and intricate embroideries were juxtaposed with surf and scuba details such as a buckle belt, sporty panels and sandals. The looks make the perfect pieces for poolside lounging, yet trendy for your day about town.



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1.     For its combined women’s Resort 2019 and men’s SS19 show, Jeremy Scott built a circus at the Los Angeles Equestrian Centre that houses a giant blue-and-red striped tent where the show was held. Greeting guests as they arrive, are mini Ferris wheels and clowns on stilts and unicycles.

2.     Arguably the most colourful collection this season, the kaleidoscope of colours was further amped up with embellishment and textures. Starting with more wearable pieces: animal prints took centre stage on pantsuits and dresses; Lurex knits were introduced in the form of ’70s inspired co-ords; the finale featured some red-carpet worthy gowns. But what’s a Moschino show without some kitsch? Literal circus costumes such as an oversized clown pants, a leotard with life-sized fake doves, and shiny harlequin prints were incorporated as well.

3.     A circus show is not complete without some head-turning entertainment. The designer himself opened the show in a ringmaster-inspired tracksuit before models strutted down the runway, and the grand finale saw drag queen Violet Chachki performing aerial acrobatics.



4.     As usual, a Moschino show is not complete without the designer’s ensemble of famous friends, with Gwen Stefani, Emma Roberts, January Jones, Paris Jackson and Brittany Snow seated on the #frow.


Max Mara

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1.     While many fashion houses travel to different destinations for their resort show, Max Mara opted for somewhere closer to home. The show this season was held at the Reggio Emilia, at the family’s Collezione Maramotti museum which was once the brand’s original headquarters.




2.     The museum was also the inspiration behind the brand’s Resort 2019 collection. Focused mostly on the museum’s early contemporary art acquisitions, creative director Ian Griffiths turned to the work of artists from the ’50s and ’60s, namely Alberto Burri, Pino Pascali and Piero Manzoni.

3.     Result? A 40-look tribute collection in the brand’s signature neutral colour palette that emphasises strongly on the different texture and material. Some of the most eye-catching details are the plissé that was spotted on clothing and oversized bags, and typography in the form of its logo and scribbles.

4. Its iconic 101801 camel coat was also reintroduced in black and white, with spliced sleeves that can be worn like a cape.

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