For resort, the designers favored pure silhouettes, together with their flair for style opposites: strong proportions and sensible fabrics; a masculine sharpness of cut and delicate choice of colors. Shapes were kept sculptural but softer than usual; suiting was given a chic modernist feel, as in a sharp-cut masculine blazer in cream wool silk gazar paired with a circle-cut, cone-shaped asymmetrical matching skirt. Contrasting the restraint the designers favor, a comforting, pillowy padded blanket cape in high-shine egg white silk satin with baby blue inserts was thrown languidly over a feminine double-cashmere sleeveless dress, its ankle-grazing circular hem undulating gently.
The emphasis on craft and on folkloric references, reworked through the Meiers’ lens, was well represented in one of the collection’s pièces de résistance: A clean-cut, starch-pleated dress in butter yellow linen inspired by peasant garb was appliquéd on the sleeves with embroidered jacquard inserts, woven by a family in Sardinia with traditional local techniques. It made for a compelling contemporary interpretation of a traditional costume. While the vernacular decorative elements were reduced to modern abstract motifs, they still sensibly connected the dress with its origins and identity. It looked gorgeous and utterly desirable—who says that lockdown has quenched the thirst for a beautiful piece and for a moment of true fashion frisson? Courtesy of vogue.com
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