The best resortwear labels to channel a sunshine state of mind.
Whether you are staying local, or waiting for the green light to jet further afield, excellent resortwear pieces are the building blocks of every holiday wardrobe. From the most sophisticated silhouettes, to the prettiest prints, here is the CF edit of 10 resort wear labels to know about.
Described as a "love letter to the ocean", EVARAE is a London-based resort wear label inspired by Founder Georgia Thompson's childhood spent by the sea. The collection is ludicrously chic comprising elegant swimsuits, expertly cut to fit like a glove, and silk ready-to-wear pieces that look as good thrown over swimwear, as solving heatwave conundrums when in the city.
Jet-setting between NYC and Hong Kong, Marie France developed her resort wear label, fusing her penchant for laid-back European elegance with Asian culture. Designs are glamorous, with just a touch of drama: metallics and florals feature heavily in designs, and the silhouettes of the signature kaftans are suitably swishy for making a statement pool-side.
South America isn't short of covetable resort wear labels, and one such name we turn to again and again is Agua by Agua Bendita. The Columbia-based brand was founded by two friends, who wanted to celebrate the vibrant culture of South America, working with local female artisans to create a colourful array of swimwear and ready-to-wear pieces. Retro, feminine shapes and lush tropical prints (often hand-embroidered) are their speciality.
Having travelled extensively since childhood: visiting Asia, Africa, and South America, and living in numerous cities – from Sydney to New York – Alexandra Miro was forever on the quest for the perfect luxury swimsuit. This quest was the impetus to start her own brand in 2017, launching with a single swimsuit – which was an instant hit. Since then, Alexandra Miro has grown to encompass chic resortwear in bold prints with a vintage 'Pin-Up Girl' sensibility.
For pieces that look like they could take you from the beach to the disco, look no further than Oséree. The Italian-based brand has fast become a cult label, fawned over by Fashion Editors worldwide. Metallic-woven, colour-pop polyester rendered into bikinis and dresses has become their niche. Feeling particularly maximalist? The SS21 sequin-adorned separates have serious 'go big or go home' energy.
Heritage Ibizan resortwear label, Charo Ruiz, lives by their mantra of "summer never ends, it just changes place". Bringing the sunshine isle with you wherever you go, the extensive array of swimsuits, separates, and breezy dresses are suitcase staples. We love their latest Ritmo Collection: the lively graphic pieces would be right at home at an Ibizan beach club.
São Paulo-based designer, Adriana Degreas, launched her eponymous beachwear label in 2001, reinterpreting vintage designs to create an insouciantly glamorous aesthetic, which feels so modern. True to the label’s South American roots, the collections draw on the founder’s Brazilian heritage, with statement floral prints and pretty details like tortoiseshell buckles and textured beading.
Columbian designer, Johanna Ortiz, is a huge hit with the fashion set, and her beautiful occasionwear pieces are a regular fixture at summer soirées.The resort wear collection is just as coverable for day-to-night dressing. Whilst most of Johanna Ortiz's collections take inspiration from lush South American gardens, her PF21 collection is inspired by the desert, with ikat and Southwestern prints replacing signature florals.
The best resort wear is mood-boosting and transporting, which is definitely true of KALITA. The delectable selection of diaphanous organic silk, cotton, and linen dresses in saturated hues make packing for your next far-flung trip a breeze. No wonder it's the influencer-approved label of choice.
Florence-based Loretta Caponi is famed for it's pretty linens that adorn tabletops as well as for creating the most effortless summer dresses. The new exclusive collaboration with KOIBIRD is delightfully whimsical, conjouring images of European soujourns of yesteryear. This zesty playsuit, complete with oversized collar, is simply made for endless summer days.