Resort season is that in-between stage in the fashion world in which designers meld together looks representing the best of both spring and fall. Blazers are paired with shorts, long sleeves are affixed to minis with receding hemlines and prints serve as the unofficial mascot of the runway. Originally catered to affluent jetsetters who spent their post-Christmas/New Years celebrations in tropical climates, resort collections have more recently been viewed as year-round style staples since warmer, exotic climates have become popular locations for permanent residences.
Given all the designers currently sending their looks down the runway, you (like me) may wonder which collections are actually still made here in the United States. The following designers are all either based in New York City or Los Angeles, and manufacture a majority of their designs on American soil. Some of the fabrics the designers use hail from Europe and knitwear is often made overseas (the proper facilities simply no longer exist in the U.S.), but the labels below strive to keep as many operations homegrown as possible. For that, I commend them.
The entire collections can be viewed on Style.com, or click on the links to read Haute Americana’s past posts on Oscar de la Renta, A.L.C. and Band of Outsiders.