For resort, Redemption continued to progress from eveningwear to more casual ready-to-wear, with the biker lifestyle still kept in mind. The inspiration was “aristocratic grunge” meant to reflect the current global political mood. “Because our brand is so intertwined with the social aspect and charity aspect, it’s really hard to distance the inspiration from what’s going on in the world,” said creative director Gabriele “Bebe” Moratti, who donates half of the brand’s net profits to charities and NGOs.
A green military jacket with a peace sign embroidered on the sleeve was particularly on the nose. The “aristocratic” element was channeled via a smoking jacket done in a soft, unstructured burgundy velvet. Victorian collars were unfussy on delicate silk paisley button-up blouses and a sleeveless animal-print top. Leather, a core material for the brand, was interesting on a heavily fringed jacket that had nice movement.
The label also expanded its luxury denim offering with a greater range of color — cranberry, black and light blue — and tough treatments and details, including distressing, zippers, lacing and cargo pockets.
See More From the 2018 Resort Collections:
Giorgio Armani Resort 2018: Contrasting forces emerged in Giorgio Armani’s resort collection, which spanned from eclectic, multicolor designs to essential, sophisticated attires.
Norma Kamali Resort 2018: Norma Kamali offered an extensive resort collection where she updated her signature pieces and expanded on her outerwear and swim.
Rachel Zoe Resort 2018: Rachel Zoe’s resort collection was guided by a cool, Sixties undertone with a modern, sculptural interpretation.
Lela Rose Resort 2018: The designer showed a charming resort collection of garden party-ready wares, which included pearls inset in sleeves and lace-up grosgrain details.
Altuzarra Resort 2018: Joseph Altuzarra referenced Patrick Bateman and the French countryside for a resort collection full of newness and some risks.