Pieced denim doesn’t necessarily mean hobo patches. The newest jeans in Resort collections are more sleek than scruffy, with contrasting fabrics or multiple shades of denim sewn in neat panels or subtle insets. Because the novelty is in the segmented construction, silhouettes remain relatively classic with straight-legs and natural waists. Utilitarian stamps or screen prints add to the clean, graphic feel.

Monse Resort 2019
Monse Resort 2019
Sea Resort 2019
Redone Resort 2019
Versus Versace Resort 2019
Derek Lam Resort 2019


The bucket hat, a key accessory for next fall, continues right into Resort. The hat, with its easy crushable shape, has an unpretentious quality that makes it more wearable than more structured fedoras or sun hats. Newness comes from higher crowns and textural effects created with raffia fringe, crochet, raw edges or resort-ready prints. Brims range from the classic trapunto-stitched narrow band to face-framing and floppy for more drama.

Dondup Resort 2019
3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2019
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Resort 2019
Altuzarra Resort 2019
Tomas Maier Resort 2019
Cinq A Sept Resort 2019


The trench coat, like a motorcycle jacket or a pair of jeans, is one of those basics that can be endlessly reinvented while still maintaining its design integrity. For next Resort, newness comes from sleeveless versions, color or fabric-blocking, cape-like slits for arms or puff-shouldered sleeves with channel-elastic cuffs. Fabrics include rustic linens, smooth cottons, lightweight corduroy and flat-quilted nylon. Novel touches can be as splashy as floral-appliquéd shoulders or as subtle as a single red button.

Ports 1961 Resort 2019
Tibi Resort 2019
Preen Line Resort 2019
Sonia Rykiel Resort 2019
Phillip Lim Resort 2019
Derek Lam Resort 2019




While giant puffers are still happening for outerwear, there is another kind of quilting that is more comfortable indoors. Flat quilting — like the kind used for moving blankets that protect furniture — is used for all kinds of separates, from tops and jackets to dresses, pants and skirts. Diamonds are most prevalent, used all over or in placed panels.

Balmain Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Derek Lam Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Colovos Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Carven Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Ujoh Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Huishan Zhang Fall/Winter RTW 2018



Satin pants are a thing. Perhaps spurred by Raf Simons shiny trousers for his men’s and women’s collections, the shiny fabric appears all over the runways, cut into slouchy tailored shapes or polished track pants. The look works for day or evening, suited with a matching jacket, dressed up with a fancy brocade top or casually topped with a sweater. Colors include the season’s bright yellow, military neutrals or new dusty pinks.

Sies Marjan Fall/Winter RTW 18
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter RTW 18
Jil Stuart Fall/Winter RTW 18
Derek Lam Fall/Winter RTW 18
Naeem Khan Fall RTW 18
Nanushka Fall/Winter RTW 18