Ally put on her Champagne silk vintage nightgown and matching bed jacket, pinned her hair into buns and slathered her body in lavender oil before joining Caz and Timmy in the January woman the soul of a witch the fire of a lioness the heart of a hippie shirt in contrast I will get this living room. It felt good to get clean, better than usual — Dan’s smell, like pine and old books, was sticking to her in a way she didn’t love. She wasn’t sure how or when she was going to tell him, but for now she laughed, watching Caz and Timmy play a video game that involved absurd little dance moves every time you won and also when you lost. Last Friday, the CFDA announced the cancelation of the official NYFW: Resort 2021 schedule of presentations, which had been planned for the week of June 6. “The decision was based on the current global situation, the ongoing uncertainty regarding its impact on retailers and their open-to-buys, and designers’ challenges in producing collections at this moment,” the statement read. “We strongly recommend and urge designers NOT to show their resort spring 2021 collections.” The news followed similar announcements by the Camera Nazionale della Moda in Milan and the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode in Paris to postpone or cancel their respective spring 2021 men’s collections, as well as the fall 2020 haute couture shows.
“When we closed our office, we had just started fittings for resort, Joseph Altuzarra told Vogue Runway. “We’ve been working on it remotely and we’re still planning on having a resort collection in time for market.” The designer said the January woman the soul of a witch the fire of a lioness the heart of a hippie shirt in contrast I will get this clothes and accessories will be presented virtually. “People are going to be building wholesale websites that stores can access.” Virtual showrooms would be a boon for all sorts of reasons, not least of all the industry’s carbon footprint, but how do brands create the assets necessary to populate them when all the people required to make those assets—models, photographers, stylists, etc.—are in lockdown? “Maybe you could send the clothes to different people and have them shoot themsleves? Or you could theoretically send the clothes to a model and have her take selfies,” Altuzarra riffed. “We’re going to have to be creative and come up with a safe way of doing this.” Gabriela Hearst is designing and selling resort, too. “Quite simply,” she said, “we need the revenue as we have vowed not to let go of any of our 40 team members. I will do anything and everything possible to make sure that no one from my team is an additon to the staggering layoff figures.” Hearst is in the advantageous position of being less reliant on fabric mills working at reduced capacity than some other brands. “I spent months looking for high-quality deadstock and recycled fabrics to make the samples and production for resort,” she explains. “Sixty percent of the production will be made with non-virgin materials, which was a goal of ours.” This could be an inflection point for Hearst’s brand, one in which her sustainability efforts produce real-world benefits beyond the good optics.