Romance is the bedrock of Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock’s vision for Brock. Their resort collection embodied the dreamy, soft-focus fairytale for which they’ve become known. It was full of floral taffeta dresses with corsetry details and nostalgic silk jacquards that felt plucked from a time long ago (some of them were — the designers work with their mills archives, some dating back to the 1700s), but it also offered a new sense of simplicity.

“We kept going back to this idea of freedom,” said Vassar. A series of fresh, white cotton poplins included a slightly cropped top that was gently tucked and billowy over a button-down skirt, and a clean, pretty apron dress with a full skirt. Silk jacquard gingham tailoring layered with delicate floral bras captured the idea of openness and modernity Vassar and Brock were after, even if it was a bit more dream than reality. But to that end, the collection is growing — the resort lineup was the first Brock season done through a license with Onward. The assortment was broad and balanced with bras, corsets and gowns to fuel the fairytale and knits, denim and tailoring to bring it down to earth.

By  on June 6, 2018

Romance is the bedrock of Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock’s vision for Brock. Their resort collection embodied the dreamy, soft-focus fairytale for which they’ve become known. It was full of floral taffeta dresses with corsetry details and nostalgic silk jacquards that felt plucked from a time long ago (some of them were — the designers work with their mills archives, some dating back to the 1700s), but it also offered a new sense of simplicity.

“We kept going back to this idea of freedom,” said Vassar. A series of fresh, white cotton poplins included a slightly cropped top that was gently tucked and billowy over a button-down skirt, and a clean, pretty apron dress with a full skirt. Silk jacquard gingham tailoring layered with delicate floral bras captured the idea of openness and modernity Vassar and Brock were after, even if it was a bit more dream than reality. But to that end, the collection is growing — the resort lineup was the first Brock season done through a license with Onward. The assortment was broad and balanced with bras, corsets and gowns to fuel the fairytale and knits, denim and tailoring to bring it down to earth.

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