Gingham always comes around for Resort and Spring, but this time the newness is in the scale and the attitude. Rather than sweet little checks for flouncy Bardot dresses, the new checks are bigger and bolder, and are used for stronger silhouettes. There are slouchy gingham pantsuits and oversized checks for camp shirts, knit dresses and slubby sweater sets. The pattern is used head-to-toe or mixed with florals. Our favorite mismatch is the juxtaposition of gingham with checkerboard, an approach that brings out the graphic quality of this timeless warm-weather motif.

Altuzarra Resort 2019
Stella Jean Resort 2019
Michael Kors Resort 2019
Jil Sander Resort 2019
Natasha Zinko Resort 2019
Antonio Marras Resort 2019


Socks are a thing, especially sport socks. For next Resort season, the lowly tube sock is elevated with engineered details like sheer insets, jacquarded logos and fresh color. Stripes can be horizontal or vertical, placed allover or just at top cuff. While some designers show the socks with sneakers, they look newest when incongruously styled with ladylike pumps or punk-flavored pointy flats.

Fendi Resort 2019
Preen Line Resort 2019
Iceberg Resort 2019
Re/Done Resort 2019
MSGM Resort 2019
Chloe Resort 2019


The golden tones that we forecast for Fall 19 (see Norwegian Wood trend tale) are making an early appearance for Cruise 19. The traditionally autumnal hues get a warm weather twist in easy athleisure looks like jogging sets, and in festive fabrics like glimmering matelassés or petal shaped spangles. Camel-toned leathers are part of the story, accented with a ceramic-green handle; the dull blue-green accent color is part of the Norwegian Wood palette as well.

Prada Resort 19
Christian Wijnants Fall/Winter RTW 18
Tomas Maier Resort 19


Burberry Resort 19
Prada Resort 19
Prada Resort 19


Moiré, that weave or pattern with its distinctive woodgrain or “watered” effect, is making a subtle but strong impression for next season. Designers used it for matched sets, silky tops, lustrous pants and lingerie looks, as well as for footwear and accessories. The lustrous fabric lends itself to petal colors like pink and mauve, metallic effects, and constructions using opposing grains. Most important is a casual attitude, offsetting moiré’s formal roots.

Marine Serre Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Hellessy Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Moon Young Hee Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Thom Browne Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Marine Serre Fall/Winter RTW 2018