Rubin Singer approached resort both pragmatically and sequentially, with a focus on holiday dressing referencing Sixties Neo-noir. Delivery windows to stores are quite vast, after all – from October until spring – so everything has got to be either trans-seasonal or touch on varying weather conditions to remain relevant to customers. His designs lean on structural, manipulated occasionwear, so transitional for him meant varying skirt lengths, softer evening blouses, elegant little capelets, and an air of softness with ruffle-adorned sleeves and soft colors drawn from spring flowers. Standouts included a black and gold embroidery grouping that spoke to a retro ladylike sophistication, an architecturally draped metallic shimmery gown, and new plays on proportion like the dramatic structured sleeves on a coat and the big box pleating on the back of a coatdress. The majority of the collection could be worn by women of any age, but the sexy curve-hugging crocodile, broadtail, or beaded corsets were definitely aimed at a younger clientele looking to spice up their holiday outfits.
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.