You’ve probably noticed by now that I don’t report much on the “interim” collections throughout the fashion year. Specifically, I don’t delve into resort or pre-fall look-books with the same veracity as I peruse and dissect Spring, Fall & Couture fashion weeks. The clothes might garner the same level of detail and attention, but the amount that comes out throughout the year can make the most seasoned fashionista exhausted.
I decided to sit down and go through Resort 2016 this week in order to find out what I’m usually missing by not exploring the entire resort world. The answer: not much. The clothes are still beautiful and inspired, but the collections feel like long-form “where are they now” articles rather than sequel novels. Interesting in their own way if you liked Part 1, but if you’re looking for a satisfying read, it’s best to look elsewhere.
A part of me wants the world to slow down just a bit and stop overproducing. It’s hard to grasp a sense of style and appreciate the clothes when they change every few seconds. I think this is where my issue lies with around-the-clock clothes coming out of fashion houses. I appreciate clothes as art, and while the artist can be inspired constantly and produce without respite, the art needs to be mediated with periods of recharge and reflection.
I’m not dismissing the “season” yet, but I don’t see myself analyzing the intricacies and details. I might be shooting myself in the foot for not doing so, but for now I’m satisfied watching from the distance and admiring beauty for beauty’s sake. I’m just keeping fingers crossed that our insatiable global appetites don’t burn out great talents, especially considering the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and Victor & Rolf have dropped regular collections from their roster.
On that note, as I finish up casually perusing resort, the entirety of Fall 2015 couture is now available to view and admire! I’m giddy with excitement for next post.