A fashion collection is a grouping of designs that
have been created to form a single collection of items. They are
generally based on a particular theme, trend, garment category, season,
Resort wear is a clothing style, as well as a
year-round fashion "season". This category of clothing is sometimes
referred to as "cruise wear". The original concept being that it
was a fashion collections designed specifically for the very affluent
consumers who would typically spend the post-Christmas/New Year's weeks
in warm-weather climates. Basically, it was a seasonal collection
designed for vacations.
In more recent years the term has transitioned more
of a “year" round fashion season. Because people take vacations all
year, fashion designers, store buyers, and the media new reference
"resort wear" as a specialized year-round clothing style and fashion
The resort wear category is now for vacations as
well as a year round luxurious lifestyle. This category of fashion
has become a cross-cultural style that signifies relaxation, affluence,
and appreciation of high quality clothing which displays a sense of
style to the wearer.
From walking shorts, caftans and
sandals, to full-length evening dresses
for women and light dinner jackets for men, resort wear signifies
luxurious yet vacation vibe design and function. The category can be
worn comfortably yet elegantly. Resort wear is generally made from
cotton, silk, denim, microfiber, poplin, and other fabrications that are
easy to pack, lightweight and breathable. They are not always but they
are often easy to clean and look great without ironing or fuss.
The concept being that they need to look good for wearers that are on
the go trying to enjoy their travel, vacation, or local use in resort
like regions of the world.
Large hats, sunglasses, open-toed shoes,
summer dresses, and innovative styles
complete the look for those sun-soaked destinations. The resort wear
theme is now a regular part of many of the runway shows in New York,
Paris, Milan etc. Similar to Sping/Summer & Fall/Winter the Resort
Wear category has become an important part of Fashion Week.
Resort wear is important collection for many brands
and designer collections. Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, Prada,
Marc Jacobs and many other designers have shown resort wear in their
collections. Clothing companies such as J. Crew, Banana Republic,
Lilly Pulitzer, and Tommy Bahama are also keen on this segment of the
Resort wear is also sometimes referenced as a
If you are planning a vacation, you may want to
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We hope that this page helps you better understand
the concept of resort fashion collections.
fashion terms here on Apparel Search. We hope you have been
enjoying your reading. Hopefully you are reading this while relaxing at
a lovely resort on a tropical island.