Sass & Bide
June 19, 2013 New York
Sass & Bide collections typically have a delicate dichotomy about them, and Resort balanced romantic Victorian influences with sharper, modern ones. The standout opening look—a white deep-V-neck shirt with embroidered lace sleeves worn with on-trend, relaxed ivory trousers—nicely harmonized those two ideas, as did ethereal chiffon gowns embellished with tough hardware that had armorlike appeal. One such gown was draped and slit up the front and back so it nearly resembled a jumpsuit. Denim has always been a major category for the brand, and while indigo is often kept separate from the more editorial offerings, the light-wash ultra-distressed boyfriend jeans here looked fresh with a crisp capelet, T-shirt, and pumps. That kind of eclectic mix should score the Aussie label a whole slew of new New York customers when S&B opens its first Stateside flagship in Soho this November.