In recent seasons, designers have intuited our desire for hardworking, versatile clothes that will go the distance in our closets. Luxe loungewear and languid shapes remain a style staple, but we’re excited about dressing up again, too. While rediscovering more daring cuts, we want to hold onto the sense of effortlessness that’s pervaded our closets. Fittingly, comfort meets sophistication was the order of the day across the resort 2022 collections.
Step forward Rosetta Getty, whose pieces were like a love letter to the parks of New York City. The collection notes highlighted how vital the city’s green areas became for its residents during periods of isolation and separation from friends and loved ones. Taking a moment to stretch their legs with a stroll or meet friends at a distance in their local park, the designer’s team found a shared appreciation for the great outdoors. And so natural tones infused the collection – with earthy browns and sky blues dominating – while the parks’ architecture was celebrated through sunburst pleats and twisting techniques; the brand’s pretty shirt dress is a prime example. With its languorous yet flattering silhouette, it will look divine paired with chunky leather sandals by day and dressed up with barely-there kitten heels by evening.
If you’re looking to upgrade your loungewear, consider French label Le Kasha. The brand’s chic separates are crafted from pure organic cashmere at its Eco-Label factory, making them a worthy addition to your forever closet. Exclusive to NET-A-PORTER, its sporty half-zip sweater has a rustic feel with graphic argyle intarsia details; layer it over the label’s straight-leg, high-waisted cashmere pants in a complementary light-brown shade, and style with lug-soled boots, sneakers or your favorite slippers.
Remain Birger Christensen has become a go-to for after-dark dressing, its hallmarks being playful shapes with retro-inflected details. Cut from organic cotton, the brand’s beige ‘Sherry’ mini dress comes neatly tailored with dramatic flared sleeves. Lean into its ’70s spirit and style it with chunky-soled boots.
Of those who are fully embracing the revival of sensual cut-outs and body-skimming silhouettes, Dion Lee and Nanushka’s iterations are particularly irresistible. The seductive cut-outs of Lee’s green rib-knit dress are tempered by its demure high neckline and ankle-skimming length. At Nanushka, founder and creative director Sandra Sandor focused on tactile materials in second-skin shapes this season. “I considered how the artistic potential of a piece of clothing could be redefined by using a varied range of materials to challenge the creative capacity of design,” says Sandor. The ‘Nyoka’ knitted midi is a perfect example of pushing the potential of a simple design by adding unexpected twists – the underwired detail – and using plush fabrics. Simple gold jewelry and knee-high boots will lend a modern feel to these classic ’90s shapes.
For a workwear refresh, Lvir is renowned for its modern, minimalist tailoring. This season, the brand has created the perfect summer suit for balmy days in the city. After cutting the sleeves off a loose-cut beige blazer and slicing the matching pants in half, we have sharp yet breezy suiting to stay cool in. Just add pared-back sandals and square-framed sunglasses for an enviable on-duty look.
While rediscovering more daring cuts, we want to hold onto the sense of effortlessness that’s pervaded our closets. Fittingly, comfort meets sophistication was the order of the day across the resort 2022 collections”
When it comes to getting dressed up, there are a plethora of sensual yet sophisticated options. The LBD is a timeless classic, and La Ligne’s ‘Grace’ dress embodies this enduring beauty with an off-the-shoulder style inspired by eternal muse Grace Kelly. The pretty silhouette is offset by a fitted bodice that billows into a full skirt with a bubble hem that creates movement. Give it a modern edge by pairing it with sharp pointed slingbacks and a bijou shoulder bag.