"I'm generally into Hollywood Regency, so I started researching from there and landed on Ossie Clark," said Wren's Melissa Coker of the winding road that brought her to Resort. The
collection—which Coker likened to elevated loungewear—certainly had a thirties-by-way-of-seventies appeal, with its cotton-Lurex python print and burnout black-and-gold velvet.
But Wren is a contemporary collection, which means Coker used those rich fabrics in updated silhouettes, such as a swingy miniskirt and a double-breasted oversize blazer. There was a holiday feel to the lineup, and the truly lounge-y pieces—including a pair of elastic pants in the burnout velvet and a cropped bed
jacket—could be dressed way up or down depending on the occasion. (Coker suggested mixing it all with beat-up denim.)
While texture ruled, there were a few simple black silk items—including the requisite jumpsuit—to keep things grounded. Coker's MO is cute, slightly nostalgic clothes with which a certain kind of girl could build a wardrobe. These were playful additions.