“What I thought a lot about this past November is what I was interested in buying. I really wanted to be conscious about what I was looking for as a New Yorker, as someone who travels but also lives in the city, and I just realized that I was looking for those takeaway pieces for my vacation, but I was also looking for those really nice chunky knits and light jackets,” said Caroline Constas at her showroom resort preview.
The results: pieces for the city in the fall and sunny destinations. For the former, Constas offers chunky knits with intricate voluminous sleeves, military suits in feminine cuts, pin-striped Tencel suiting and silk everyday button-up blouses. For the latter, her signature off-the-shoulder tops take on new silhouettes, prints and fabrics: Constas got into gold lurex, which was most successfully done in the tonal off the shoulder top.
Evening has also been a focal point. Introduced during last season’s resort, Constas said due to its high demand, she is expanding her offerings. Highlights included a beautiful monochromatic nude long-sleeved leotard gown with a slit ruffled detail skirt.
Christian Siriano Resort 2018: The takeaway was a balance of the hard-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 resort.
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.