Denim maintains its role as a key category for resort. From dystopian takes on blue jeans and a wide-spread shift to washed-down black denim to modern classics fit for the office, Resort 2023 collections are filled with new denim novelties and versatile transitional pieces.
Kall Meyer channeled men’s tailoring with slouchy denim trousers, while Lafayette 148 offered a more polished version alongside a wide-cut cropped denim peacoat and long skirt with a front slit. MSGM revamped the Canadian tuxedo into a sleek suit with a touch of shine.
Gabriela Hearst keyed into denim’s blue roots with denim trousers and pieced shirting. Etro presented wide flare jeans with a cloudy wash. Powder blue washes added a worn-in look to Khaite’s jean jackets, and patchwork with frayed hems and seams added texture to Tod’s collection. Some the best modern classics came from Brandon Maxwell, who applied a dip-dye effect on pleated denim skirts, blouses and jeans.
LaPointe dialed up the fun factor with a denim duster accented with a blue Mongolian collar and a denim corset styled over a metallic blue bodysuit. Versace made good use of laser finishing technology by adding logos and diamond-shaped destruction to jeans.
Diesel continued in its new edgy direction by splicing jeans with tailoring and mimicking the look of thongs with two-tone designs and cutouts. Bralettes and jackets featured moto details. Moschino also opted for racing stripes and moto-inspired quilting in its men’s collection.
A shoestring waistband cinched MM6 Maison Margiela’s loose jeans that puddled over chunky sneakers. High-waisted button-fly jeans eased into roomier barrel-shaped legs and drop-shoulders added volume to the brand’s jean jackets.
Outdoor elements filtered into Ulla Johnson’s range, including a parka-style jean jacket and wide-leg jeans. Simon Miller and R13 tapped into workwear with denim jumpsuits.
Wide-leg jeans, undone hems and black denim were common themes in resort collections.
Valentino played with shadow logo designs, jeans with undone hems and unique outerwear like a Trucker cape. The pieces were paired with casual black cigarette trousers, white logo tees and hoodies and chunky oxford shoes.
Amiri experimented with extreme proportions by mixing ripped wide-leg jeans with a cropped denim bomber jacket and an even shorter Trucker jacket. The brand veered in ’90s JNCO territory with black wide-leg jeans with undone hems.
Transparent shirting echoed the icy washed black jeans Dior featured in its collection. Distressed black jeans, cutoff shorts and extra-long Trucker jackets enhanced the rocker theme seen in Dsquared2’s collection.