Wes Gordon – Pre Spring Summer 2016 Ready To Wear
For Resort, Wes Gordon’s story was a colorful one. “It’s happy,” said the designer, whose endless fascination with the ’90s led him to a series of saturated Steven Meisel photographs, from which he extracted the deep coral and sky blue that tinted his lace of the season. He fashioned that very special fabric—plucked from the archives of a St. Gallen mill—into structured shapes, including a deep-slit skirt that was paired with a ribbed, mock-neck tank rendered in electric blue.
Gordon loves a clean line, and his red suede collarless coat will slip nicely into a wardrobe filled with pieces from his past collections. But it was the newer ideas that mattered most. Chintz jersey linen—made into everything from a T-shirt to a slipdress and ruched irregularly across the front of each garment—added the sense of ease he was after. Double-faced cotton—done up as pants, a jacket, and a gorgeous dress with a built-in tulle bustier—was intentionally frayed at the seams, ensuring that nothing felt too rigid. Gordon wants his clothes to look serious, but he needs to make sure that doesn’t mean boring. This season, he did a good job of that.