As Resort 2024 collections finishing trickling in, the season offered a much welcomed aesthetic refresh, far from the y2k mania of the last several seasons. While noughties nods can still be found throughout, the overall mood has shifted from excessive and over the top to considered, elevated and paired back in some instances. Giving the market a balance between youthful, Y2K influenced styles and quieter, investment driven, staples.

Below we’ve rounded up our top styling, silhouette, wash and surface direction of the season and beyond. 

Moody Palettes

From Left to Right: MM6, Off-White, Balenciaga, Diesel, Louis Vuitton.

As the fashion calendar has somewhat settled back into its regular routine since the pandemic, the aesthetics around seasonality become more and more blurred.  Trans-seasonal and seasonless color palettes, silhouettes and styling have been on the rise for several years now. The latest rendition of seasonless dressing comes through with darker tones, gray, black and dark indigo hues and an emphasis on layering.

La Crema

From Left to Right: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Stella McCartney, R13, Lauren Manorgian, Balenciaga.

Whether coining it the ‘quiet luxury’ or ‘Loro Piana effect’, tonal, effortless cream and unbleached looks made a major entrance in the Resort ‘24 collections. Loose and languid fabric choices paired with slightly oversized, clean yet contemporary silhouettes feel like a breath of fresh air compared to the overwhelming y2k influence of the last several years. 

Elevated Basics

From Left to Right: MM6, INTERIOR, Moschino, MM6, Stella McCartney.

Minimal 90’s and 00’s styling has been seeping into the market as a fresh interpretation of the era as opposed to the flashy, bright and slightly cheesy 00’s influences we’ve seen saturate the market over the last several years. Pared back styling mixed with directional silhouette updates to the classic trucker vest or 5 pocket give a fresh feel to classic jeanswear silhouettes. Soft, low contrast washes also bring a much needed quiet refresh to the high contrast, colorful, and exaggerated finishes of the highly popular y2k aesthetic.

Noughties Night Out

From Left to Right: Diesel, Off-White, Blumarine, Natasha Zinko, Etro.

Have you ever caught yourself getting ready for a night out, you’re wearing your favorite jeans and say to yourself “I just wish I had a going out top.” Welcome to noughties night out! The iconic going out tank paired with the simple or complex denim jean is having a moment once again. Today with an emphasis on asymmetrical detailing, day to night appeal and a casual and easy yet dressy vibe. It’s no surprise that this trend may hit a little too close to home for millennials who up until recent years still abided by these dress codes i.e. Millenial Business Casual. As The Digital Fairy explains, “Gen-Z’s version of millennials ‘nice top and jeans’ is fun pants and a tank top”, and Gen-Z is bringing the going out top back in their own way.

Sloppy Stacks

From Left to Right: Diesel, MSGM, MM6, Alessandra Rich, INTERIOR.

After seasons of loose pant silhouettes, the latest update to timestamp the new season paired an elongated inseam with loose or lightweight denim constructions for fluid and full ankle stacking. Whilst every iteration of wide leg jean was present at the cruise shows, this fresher update was noted at the more pivotal shows such as Diesel, MM6, Balenciaga, INTERIOR and Off White.

Runway Jort

From Left to Right: Diesel, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Etro, Moschino, Alessandra Rich.

The Jort has made a hard and fast return to popularity since last summer. Mainly associated with relaxed, skater or casualwear looks, the Resort ‘24 season has taken the baggy Jort into the realm of high fashion. Longer lengths, directional washes, styling, print, patterns or embellishment details lend themselves to moving the humble Jort away from its skatewear association turning it into the item of the season. It is also an anecdotal silhouette to the mini and micro lengths repopularized by the y2k flurry.

The Detroit Jacket

From Left to Right: Blumarine, MM6, Ferragamo, Moschino.

An item popularized by vintage heads as much as 5 years ago is proving popular with the cruise resort crowd this season. MM6, Moschino, Blumarine and Ferragamo take this workwear classic and give it a premium spin, solidifying the silhouette as a key item that’s moved into the female fashion arena. Utility patch pockets, stone washed surfaces and that classic simple, Harrington silhouette are integral. 

Graphic Finish

From Left to Right: PH5, Stella McCartney, RTA, Off-White, Diesel.

Trompe L’oeil, laser and bold laundries joined forces this season, driving a directional and bold approach to denim surfaces. High contrast was key, with both placement prints and all over applications fueling the laundry looks from PH5, RTA and Diesel. Meanwhile, Off White and Stella McCartney explored laser artworks in bold, total look styling and upsized silhouettes.

Iridescent & Metallics

From Left to Right: R13, Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini, Diesel, ERL, Ganni.

Spearheaded by the silver foiled denim looks at Ganni’s FW21 show, the coated denim trend continues into Resort ’24. Newer iterations explore iridescent shine, playing with two-tone shades, rainbow pastels and tonal inspired finish’s. Sequin-look iron on repeats were also noted at Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini (pictured above) as well as ERL and Diesel. Shine remains relevant!

Dirty Denim

From Left to Right: R13, Rag & Bone, RTA, SEA, Nili Lotan.

Creative takes on dirty denim continue to grace the runways. From authentic, vintage inspired wear patterns to inky blue fades and engineered wash downs, the dirty denim trend continues. While noughties tinted, dirty denim maintains its stronghold on wash and finish trends, brands such as R13, RTA,  Sea and Nili Lotan are reinterpreting classic vintage fades with a modern touch.

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