A skirtsuit of weightless woven leather, ever so slightly resembling a Panama hat, is the centerpiece of Catherine Malandrino's Resort collection. "I wanted it to be light and fresh, but for us to be realistic of the time period we're living in," she said, referring to increasingly unpredictable weather across the globe.
That light—but not unsubstantial—feeling permeated the collection, whether in a felted cotton skirtsuit with graphic laser-cut borders, or a cotton-viscose sweater patchworked together with suede laces. Colors, too, were light but "not too summer." An almost-mauve pink, sunny yellow, and sea-foam green held up against the black and white, especially in a printed blouse paired with a leather pleated skirt.
An azure blue dancer's dress, interwoven with the thinnest strings of cream leather, further defined the look. It was detailed, but unfussy.