Julien Dossena took his cue from the effortless wardrobe of dancers for his resort collection for Paco Rabanne. Everything was designed for maximum freedom: long silky skirts with elasticated waists, cutaway tank tops and sarouel-style jogging pants.

“We are trying to be as light as possible,” the designer said.

He anchored the fluid silhouette with geometric patterns, like a light blue checkerboard pattern that was used as an underlay with a cream wrap skirt, and soft basque belts that buttoned onto skirts or pants.

There were dressed-up options, too: a zippered black leather skirt with a wide ribbed waist looked both comfortable and chic. Dossena demonstrated how the label’s signature chain mail could be worn for day by pairing a slinky silver pareo skirt with an oversize nude knit top.

See More From the Resort 2018 Collections:

Cynthia Rowley Resort 2018: Cynthia Rowley’s latest lineup is all about mastering the art of the long weekend getaway.

Claudia Li Resort 2018: The collection drew from the designer’s own dreams and the surrealist work of Joe Webb and Salvador Dalí.

Stella Jean Resort 2018: Country and tropical motifs were incorporated in this collection, focused on very feminine silhouettes. 

Vivetta Resort 2018: Vivetta Ponti introduced edgier, more mature silhouettes for resort. 

Martha Medeiros Resort 2018: Martha Medeiro’s handmade Brazilian lace collection drew from the arid landscapes of the designer’s native region of Sertão. 

Sass & Bide Resort 2018: Sophia Berman’s resort collection referenced Casa Batllo, a fantastically decorated home by Antoni Gaudí, to inject a Spanish flare into resort.

By  on June 22, 2017

Julien Dossena took his cue from the effortless wardrobe of dancers for his resort collection for Paco Rabanne. Everything was designed for maximum freedom: long silky skirts with elasticated waists, cutaway tank tops and sarouel-style jogging pants.

“We are trying to be as light as possible,” the designer said.

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