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


There’s a new green in town. Darker and bluer than last season’s “color of the year”, the new verdant shades fall somewhere between bottle green and blue spruce, with some emeralds and olives rounding out the range. The color looks particularly right in clean, minimalist silhouettes, or used for simple green-ground prints, cut into soft dresses. Mirror-finish silver, in the form of pants or footwear, brings in a modern edge.

Paco Rabanne
Tibi PF 2018
Samuji PF 2018
No. 21 PF 2018
Roksanda PF 2018
Samuji PF 2018
Samuji PF 2018
Paco Rabanne PF 2018
Paco Rabanne PF2018



Purple, with its symbolism of mysticism and utopian ideals, has long been a favorite of hippies. This season that bohemian spirit is still there, but it is refined with flower-petal shades, fluid fabrics and shapes that are soft yet precise. The hue looks particularly fresh worn head-to-toe in jumpsuits or frocks, or used as a surprise color pop — as in a diaphanous dotted swiss maxi-skirt styled with a simple white tee and easy trench.