The resort 2020 season is fast approaching and designer houses are continuing the tradition of hosting their shows all around the globe, with some taking inspiration from their respective locales. Some brands are taking their shows to new destinations, such as Dior, which is bringing its resort 2020 collection to Marrakech, marking the brand’s first major event in Morocco, and Max Mara, which is showing in Berlin for its large German market.
Others are sticking with tradition. Chanel, showing its first resort collection without the late Karl Lagerfeld, is staying at the Grand Palais in Paris, while Prada is returning to New York for the second time to show its collection.
Read on for a full list of all the resort 2020 runway shows, updated as brands announce show details.
Date: April 29
The first time it’s hosting a major event in Morocco, Dior is bringing its resort 2020 show to Marrakech. The city is most closely associated with Yves Saint Laurent, who considered the city his second home.
Date: May 2
Location: New York
Prada is returning to New York for its resort 2020 show, its second in the city. Last year, Prada showed its resort 2019 collection at the company’s headquarters, which are designed by Basel-based architecture studio Herzog and de Meuron.
Date: May 3
Location: Grand Palais in Paris
Chanel is staying at the Grand Palais for its upcoming resort 2020 show, where the late Karl Lagerfeld had been showing his couture and ready-to-wear collections since 2005. This will be the first resort collection under the direction of the brand’s new head designer, Virginie Viard. The designer house has also signed on as the exclusive private sponsor of the venue’s renovation — pledging 25 million euros — where construction begins in 2020.
Date: May 8
Location: TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York
In November, Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière went to his Instagram to announce that the design house’s next resort show would take place in New York. Ghesquière posted a video showing a compilation of Louis Vuitton’s recent venues for its resort shows mixed with images of the New York skyline.
On April 1, Ghesquière announced on Instagram that the show will be held at the TWA Flight Center at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, which was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. Declared a New York landmark in 1994, the TWA Flight Center was used as the backdrop for Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can” and will be the centerpiece for the TWA Hotel, set to open on May 15.
Date: May 13
Jonathan Simkhai is heading to Australia for his resort 2020 collection, presenting his runway show as part of the 24th annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia showcase. Simkhai will show his collection on the first full day of shows around the Carriageworks venue, the showcase’s central show hub. The designer is utilizing the venue as part of his runway show, stating: “the collection has this whole element about Magic Hour, when the sun sets and everyone looks their best.”
Date: May 18
Location: The Musée Océanographique in Monaco
Invited by MonteCarlo Fashion Week, Alberta Ferretti will be showing its resort 2020 collection at the Musée Océanographique, a marine science museum founded by the late Prince of Monaco Albert I. Monaco’s fashion council, the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode, will also award the designer with the Made in Italy Fashion Award.
Date: May 24
The designer house is hosting its first resort runway show in Tokyo to coincide with the reopening of the Giorgio Armani Tokyo flagship in the Ginza shopping district. The last time Armani hosted a show in Tokyo was in 2007 as part of his “One Night Only” series for his spring 2008 Giorgio and Emporio Armani collections.
Date: May 28
Location: The Capitoline Museums in Rome
With an ongoing interest in “the Old World,” Gucci creative director, Alessandro Michele chose this site for the brand’s resort 2020 show based on “drawing from a place reminiscent of his childhood.” The museum is home to a large number of Roman statues, inscriptions and collections of medieval and Renaissance art, which will serve as the backdrop to the collection.
Date: June 3
After showing its last resort show in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Max Mara is moving its new collection to Berlin. Designed by creative director, Ian Griffiths, the move underscores the relevancy of the German market for Max Mara.
Date: June 5
Hosting its first catwalk show outside Paris, Chloé will be bringing its resort 2020 show to Shanghai. This is also the first time the designer house is hosting a runway show for a pre-collection. Creative director, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, travelled to Shanghai earlier this year to draw inspiration from the city for the upcoming resort collection. On the reasoning behind the location choice, chief executive officer, Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, stated: “We want to do something special in China for the Chinese Chloé girls.”
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