Welcome to the new, vastly improved world of resort. Not to jinx anything, but so far the CFDA’s attempt to condense the American collections, at least, is going well. Except for the fact that various constituencies can’t agree on what to call it, opting for either resort 2010 or 2011, the former clearly the more accurate handle since the clothes start to ship in October. That all should get on the same page is not a minor point, given the necessity of proper tagging for archival purposes.
Most American and some European designers are showing in New York within or around the June 7 through June 18 time frame suggested by the CFDA. And if last Friday’s full slate elicited the occasional requiem for the loss of summer hours by a few lucky types who typically partake of the perk, it also brought on a mini burst of show-going adrenaline that past resort seasons — you know, the ones that started in May and plodded toward August — sorely lacked. By next year, it’s reasonable to assume that New York resort will play like a complete, tightly scheduled collection season.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)