CHLOE With the season being led by a new designer; Natacha Ramsay-Levi – since Clare Waight Keller’s last show, the brand is in a transitionary phase until the debut show for main collection in September. The Resort 18 collection line up offered many familiar Chloé favourites that Parlour X clients will relate to, with some newer styles to be expected from the design team. Highlights included full skirts with a unique textured gold foiled hem, paired cult Chloé leathergoods like the Nile and a fabulous knee-high boot. Signature bohemian dresses, crocheted poncho’s and blanket coats also made a welcome appearance. Statement tailored pants with oversized diagonally placed gold buttons will be a hero style within the collection for Resort. Taking cue from Chloé’s Parisian counterparts, we spotted a subtle logo on a few looks, a surprise which is not commonly characteristic of the brand -- but perhaps a preview of what’s to come?! ELLERY Recently moving to Paris from Australia, Kym Ellery’s Resort 18 collection for the designer’s namesake label was her reaction to the ‘bourgeois codes of chic’ encountered in places like Avenue Montaigne in Paris. The familiar ‘Ellery’ silhouette we’ve become accustomed to has been slightly loosened up but with a Western touch. Within the collection, some great power suiting and shirting, plus sophisticated dresses in a modest floral which we will explore at Parlour X. We are so proud of our friend and Australian design talent, Kym Ellery who is really making waves internationally. Kudos, Kym! GALVAN With colour and print inspiration from Peru, Galvan took their elegant eveningwear up a enthusiastic notch. This different approach for Resort 18 incorporated playful colour combinations and more separates than we’ve seen before. Still, the easy evening dress of which you are loving Galvin for is noteworthy. At Parlour X it will be in the form of a delicate camisole dress in fuchsia with thigh-high slits and a beautifully draped halter neckline. Another number to look out for is a fringed long sleeve gown, in red – bold and statement-making. JACQUEMUS Thought-provoking Simon Porte, the young self-taught designer of Jacquemus often references sentiment of naivety, presenting fresh ideas to the classic ideas of French fashion. Persisting with his desire to surprise, the Simon Porte familiar geometric silhouettes are ever present, as are his use of primary colours of navy, red and black. New, asymmetrical strapped dresses and tops are dainty and delicate, whilst showing lots of skin. In the showroom appointment for Resort 18, we had an absolute ball talking about life in Australia, so we may have a little surprise from Simon in the future! JW ANDERSON We continue to be in awe of the ever-impactful JW Anderson in his continued craftsman approach to his namesake label and also luxury house of Loewe. For Resort 18, you will be lusting after a long-sleeve, double breasted short coat dress. Impeccably tailored and desirable; this was look was effortlessly paired with trainers and a sporty pinstripe, fringed ruck-sack. Trés cool. Other areas of design brilliance include a tailored handkerchief style skirt – but not in the way you would imagine, instead it’s flawless finish, comprised of three varying colours in a divine pinstripe fabrication. More layers of stripes in shirting, skirting and everything in between will be available to Parlour X come Resort. This heavenly nautical undertone really carried the buy for us. LOEWE Oh, Loewe. As exclusive stockist of the formidable brand, Parlour X clients and team alike are enamoured by the premium level of ease and pure luxury that J.W Anderson is exhibiting. The craftsmanship is peerless. The shoe of the season has arrived! A modern take on the espadrille (this really seems to have inspired Mr. Anderson as we saw it in his namesake label too); Loewe have created a gorgeous suede and leather combination with a slightly thicker sole, complete with circular brass stamps. We revisit a favourite of ours; the tie-waist shirt dress with mixed fabrication, and shirting in luxurious cottons and embroidered details. Parlour X will be receiving pinstripe and a new print style featuring a ‘flip-phone’ motif. Another highlight is an artisanal embroidered and woven saddle clutch with a decadent chrome clasp. The combination of colour, tapestry and metal is so fresh to the eye, and will most definitely work into your Resort wardrobe. MATICEVSKI Toni Maticevski, another one of our leading Australian design talents we work with on exclusive collections, debuted his first collection in Paris. Working with the brand for special occasion wear and feminine silhouettes, this season we went into Maticevski signatures; constructed separates in silk and form fitting dresses which play with proportion. A new favourite? A ‘zipped-up’ mini dress and of course we won’t disappoint with some gorgeous layered draping and architectural skirts. MOTHER OF PEARL Mother of Pearl, seasonally celebrates individuality and authenticity, striking a balance between the casual and luxury. This Resort 18 season we will be going into a long sleeve pleated jumpsuit in burnt-orange hue – a seamless addition into a modern Londoner’s wardrobe. This quintessentially English brand doesn’t disappoint by way of florals; with a gorgeous rose and daisy print and striking blue and red floral mix skirt, which caught our eye for the side placement of ruffles. For a bit of fun, an interesting use of gold gingham separates which will take you through cocktail season.
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