Creative director Simon Holloway is looking to translate the escapism usually connected with the resort season into a collection infused with a strong modern and urban appeal.
To wit, the line was rooted in a dynamic metropolitan aesthetic where late Nineties’ minimal references and sportswear influences were elevated through the use of Agnona’s luxury fabrics and artisanal details.
The clothes communicated a sense of comfort with roomy pants and lightweight color-blocked silk plissé skirts paired with fluid sweaters, asymmetric cardigans and deconstructed jackets with knitted inserts. A knitted slip dress, crafted from the combination of different fibers and techniques, exuded a free-spirited vibe — a refreshing update of the brand’s signature bourgeois spirit.
Enhancing the collection’s sense of modern functionality, a leather coat was lined with technical nylon and a windbreaker was padded with camel hair.
While a slightly masculine marine inspiration ran though the lineup, including striped pants and sweaters with sailor necklines, the delicate patterns of teasel plants and goldfinches used on a maxi slipdress and on a skirt layered under a roomy caftan cinched at the waist with a leather rope introduced a gentle, feminine feel.
See More From the 2018 Resort Collections:
Zac Zac Posen Resort 2018: The Zac Zac Posen collection evoked the distinct glamour of the Twenties and Thirties.
Christian Siriano Resort 2018: The takeaway from this show was a balance of the hard and the soft, volume, textural play and clean lines.
Gabriela Hearst Resort 2018: For resort, Gabriela Hearst focused on materials while playing with color in a refined way.
Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2018: Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs were inspired by the idea of a celestial goddess for the resort season.
Michael Kors Collection Resort 2018: Michael Kors showed a resort collection with looks suited to the all the islands he loves, from Bora Bora to Manhattan.