Express: Resort 2014

Resort. Who on earth thought of resort collections?

Tory Burch Resort 2014.

Tory Burch Resort 2014.

3.1 Philip Lim Resort 2014. 

3.1 Philip Lim Resort 2014. 

They're a funny old beast. While I quite understand that one couldn't possibly wear the F/W fashions while wintering* on one's private island in the Maldives, as the whole point of spending the greater part of winter elsewhere is to be in a place where winter is not, I must admit that I'm slightly surprised the summer-appropriate clothes purchased a mere few months previous are no longer suitable.

However, being a generally agreeable sort of person, I'm more than happy to admire the resort collections from afar. This year I've done so in an exceptionally passive way, only seeing what was posted on Pinterest, so I'm sure I haven't seen all of it. In fact, I know I haven't seen all of it, as this year Céline instructed the journalists invited to view their show to not write about it, photograph it, or describe it in any way—which does seem to make the whole show rather redundant. It will be interesting to see whether this does, in fact, prevent the high street stores from 'being inspired' by their work.

Alice and Olivia Resort 2014. 

Alice and Olivia Resort 2014. 

Alice and Olivia Resort 2014.

Alice and Olivia Resort 2014.

Luckily for the rest of us, the other designers had no such qualms, and I've pinned many a pretty picture over the last couple of weeks. I'm unlikely to need any of these pieces, as I don't tend to winter anywhere but where I live**. Still, half the pleasure is in looking—and as I tend to be fairly constant and classic in my tastes, it shouldn't be too hard to introduce the suggestion of some of the pieces into my wardrobe this summer.

Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2014.

Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2014.

Rag and Bone Resort 2014.

Rag and Bone Resort 2014.

Marc by Mark Jacobs 2014.

Marc by Mark Jacobs 2014.

Burberry Prorsum Resort 2014.

Burberry Prorsum Resort 2014.

Alice and Olivia Resort 2014.

Alice and Olivia Resort 2014.

Alice and Olivia Resort 2014.

Alice and Olivia Resort 2014.

Is there any need for resort in your life, or is it just an excuse to look at pretty clothes for you also? And which collection was your favourite this year***?

*If summer can be used as a verb, surely winter can be also?

**Although if this winter is anything like the soul-destroying-never-ending winter of 2012/2013, I'm thinking I will have to find a way.

***Mine was Alice and Olivia...I think. Rag and Bone was phenomenal also.