Designers Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan started Bassike — pronounced basic — in 2006 by creating exactly what their name states, basic pieces with staple organic jersey cotton Ts. From there, the Australian brand expanded to Japanese denim bottoms and since has evolved into smartly constructed, mainline collections. Everything is sustainably manufactured.
For their most recent collection, silhouettes were focused on defining the waistline, which is quite feminine for the brand who is known for their typically boxy and sheathlike shapes. Inspirations for the seasons always stem directly from new fabrications. The designers are particular about making sure the make and fit of all of their pieces are perfect — their “bread and butter.” There were great details, such as rope-ties, on dresses and pants, and especially great holding together a one-shoulder top. Other highlights included a gathered dress and check gusset skirt with jacket, all of which had a scrunched texture, as well as bandage belted skirts. It was simple and unfussy but effortlessly chic.
See More From the 2018 Resort Collections:
Reem Acra Resort 2018: Reem Acra’s resort collection was all about clean evening separates and bold color blocking.
Nicole Miller Resort 2018: The classic Nicole Miller girl exudes an edgy vibe, and for this resort collection, this was no exception.
Erdem Resort 2018: The designer drew inspiration from the surrealist paintings of Sylvia Fein to the abstract collages of the German Dada artist Hannah Höch.
RtA Resort 2018: Eighties’ and Nineties’ influences were mixed and matched in this glamorous resort collection infused with a rock’n’roll appeal.
Tadashi Shoji Resort 2018: The designer channeled Jane Birkin for a collection of flirty separates and a bohemian spirit.
Erika Cavallini Resort 2018: Sartorial elements were introduced in this resort collection celebrating an effortless elegance.