A.Teodoro Resort 2020
From the first Chanel or Pucci pyjamas to Lilly Pulitzer prints and bikinis, the world of Resort collections has always been the most entertaining and ironic, but also the most practical aspect of fashion: clothes created to be worn and actually used.
Spanning the 5 continents and several generations, the world of Resort plays around with the inspiration of many different cultures and has influenced prestigious cover stories and the work of great photographers.
Some of these – like Slim Aarons and Norman Parkinson – inspired the mood of the A.Teodoro 2020 pre-collection, celebrating the grand classics of resort style in a vibrant, contemporary way.
Stripes, prints, sunshine colours, and a sense of lightness to distance ourselves from the daily grind even if it is just for one moment.
All of these elements are worked into the collection via the brand style, referencing grand couture classics, a very structured look, and use of voluminous, tactile fabrics.
Cotton is a key feature in this collection, from classic poplin, unfinished for a crisp taffeta-like look, or mixed with nylon for a more technical effect, and even added to the weave of duchesse fabrics to create a voluminous, rich and versatile material.
The collection is divided into various complementary sections, capsule collections that have been the brand's commercial bias for many years now.
Tailoring featuring smart sartorial suits created in classic cool wool Vatican canvas, gabardine and a striped yarn-dyed canvas, all interpreted with a hint of glamour.
The most formal part features white crêpe cocktails dresses with detailing in black duchesse or crêpe back satin, and billowy silk organza and cotton shirt-dresses.
In the wallpaper capsule collection, the florals, including the iconic Iris, are graphic, two-dimensional prints taken from Italian wallpaper archives from the 60s and digitally-printed or applied with a chiné effect.
The black and white hibiscus is pigment-printed as if the flowers in the pattern were printed directly onto the fabric with high gloss ink.