Even before the pandemic fractured the fashion system, the resort season was one of the strangest. Spanning months and aesthetics—swimwear and coats often sharing the catwalk—resort collections were the catch-all for many brands, featuring items destined to sell because of the season’s long shelf life and arrival during the holidays.
The resort 2022 shows continued this mixed-up sense of the season, offering a diverse and unpredictable array of trends. In our current moment, unsure of re-emergence but ready to dress up again, a little fashionable chaos does indeed feel in step. But will you wear a micro mini suit worthy of Cher Horowitz and Jean Seberg or prefer a covered up poncho from Gabriela Hearst or Thom Browne? The one thing all designers seem to agree on is that comfort isn’t going anywhere: Luxurious leggings appeared at Christian Dior, Burberry, and more. See all the trends from resort 2022 here.
Designers (and their stylists) are going from the minimalism of sweatpants to the maximalism of, well, wearing an entire wardrobe at once. Shirts over shirts over dresses, sweaters tied around waists, and scarves by the neckful are all worn together, making for a new kind of eclectic, bold silhouette.