June 2, 2017
• “She’s super strong, but she’s easy at the same time,” Sally LaPointe said at her Chinatown showroom. The New York-based womenswear designer was referring to the kind of woman she envisioned for Resort—one who evidently craves that sweet spot in between daytime and eveningwear. “We stay in that zone,” she said. “We’re never too casual and we’re never too evening. It’s always right in the middle, which is doing really well for us.”
• Continuing her theme of strong women, LaPointe looked to the colors of Native American war paint and what each shade represents—white for peace, black for strength, yellow for intellect, and green for endurance. “I always say our clothing is a state of mind. The women who wear this…they’ve got their heads on straight. They’re not fucking around,” she said.
• LaPointe is known for her specialty knitwear, sumptuous furs, and intricate embroidery, and the collection certainly didn’t skimp on those. There was plenty of custom-dyed fox fur and shaved mink. But this time, she introduced lighter pieces so they can “breathe a little better.” Almost every single look was monochrome; the best ones came in creamy ivory and minty green.
• She’s also placed an emphasis on sweatshirt dressing—but in the most luxe, Sally LaPointe way possible. “She’s very sexy. She’s going somewhere.”
• Some standout outerwear this season included an oversized varsity jacket with shaved mink, black leather, and fox-fur sleeves; a blush-pink coat with two different kinds of fox along the shoulders; and a futuristic bomber jacket that came in two versions: metallic silver and shiny gold.
• Yellow-colored garments made up a good chunk of the collection, and if you think you can’t pull off the shade, just take a look at Gigi Hadid, who recently stepped out in one of the looks. (She’s a supermodel and all, but still.) LaPointe said she matched the color to a Post-it. “One thing about our woman is that she really commits,” she said. “If she’s going to do yellow, she’s going to do yellow.”
• But just as the Sally LaPointe girl likes feeling chic on the outside, she also wants to feel good on the inside. See: the T-shirt-like lining found inside many of the garments—even the dressy ones. “There’s no time to be uncomfortable in clothes.” Amen.