It must be so nice to be a Fashion Journalist in a country where the weather is so predictable that you hardly ever need to actually consider it when you're coming up with ideas. You just know that for about six months of the year you write about lovely light, frippery summer things and the other six months is given to coats, woollens, knits and the like. Here in lovely England though, it's a constant unknown; will we be in shorts or sweatshirts next week? Will sunglasses be relevant at all in a month's time? I suppose this predicament does chime with the more general moves in the fashion calendar now to "seasonless" dressing. When a designer is creating a collection to sell everywhere from Paris to Melbourne, it's about covering all potential weather bases. Take Gucci's Resort collection. Traditionally, this would be aimed at spring buying or anyone going on a winter holiday to warmer climes but there is everything from woollen winter coats and polo neck jumpers to silky shorts and dresses.
|Quite Wintry: Gucci Resort '14 (image via style.com)|
|Quite Summery: Gucci Resort '14 (image via style.com)|
|3.1 Phillip Lim at Matches £1,070|
|ACNE at Selfridges £625|
|ACNE at My-Wardrobe £850|