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From the Fashion Office: 3 Resort Collections We Love

Spring may still be oh-so faint on the horizon, but we know what will help tide us over until the sunny days set in: the resort collections.

There was a time when resortwear felt like an afterthought, but today it’s anything but. The pieces that designers release between seasons often have a transitional feeling—think lightweight jackets and easy breezy knits—and can easily become the most wearable items in your closet, whether you’re St. Barths bound or not.

To help you navigate the world of resort (also known as pre-spring), we called on the ladies of the Fashion Office, Tomoko Ogura and Laura Stoloff, to share their thoughts on three standout collections of the year.

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CHLOÉ

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The Fashion Office Says:
Clare Waight Keller offered a breadth of separates and dresses inspired by Katharine Hepburn and her tailored, masculine-inspired closet (of course with a feminine Chloé spin). The clothing all had a relaxed feel with a preppy spirit—think nautical stripes and sporty tennis shapes.

Trends We Spotted: 
graphic lace, black & white, relaxed tailoring

Chloe Resort at Barneys New York

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2

PROENZA SCHOULER

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The Fashion Office Says:
This was one of our favorite resort collections. Jack and Lazaro offered new ideas that looked fresh. “We wanted to let the clothes move,” the designers explained. This concept came to life in pretty, fluid shapes and soft tailoring with tuxedo details. And the PS1 Tiny is a new sweet bag.

Trends We Spotted:
below-the-knee lengths, black & white, cropped tops

proenza schouler resort 2014 at Barneys
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ACNE STUDIOS

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The Fashion Office Says:
Jonny Johansson described his resort collection as “functional, minimal, country” in reference to his love of gardening and his connection to working with natural materials. There were many strong pieces in the showroom, which captured the essence of the collection without being tricky. He focused on the mix of day and evening clothes: long dresses were tied up above the knee and sequin shorts were paired with a sweatshirt and a floor-sweeping coat.

Trends We Spotted:
deep blues, relaxed tailoring, tonal dressing   

acne resort 2014 at Barneys

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