Vogue Resort 2018 ReviewJune 2017, RS18 by Emily Farra
Who would have thought Sally LaPointe would become a resource for sweatshirts? The designer, best known for opulent embellishments and fur-trimmed sweaters, has lately embraced the streetwear staple, but it goes without saying that hers aren’t your average sweats. They’re more like superluxe knits in sweatshirt silhouettes, such as crewnecks or hoodies, and are usually upgraded with hand-embroidered beading and crystals. Gigi Hadid recently wore a cropped gray sweatshirt with jewelry-like embroidery and matching sweatpants from LaPointe’s Pre-Fall ’17 collection, and it caused a veritable frenzy; needless to say, both pieces have long sold out.
One reason paparazzi-plagued models like Hadid and Kendall Jenner gravitate toward LaPointe is because her clothes nail a certain high-low, glam-yet-casual sweet spot; they’re a nice break from the It girl uniform of shredded jeans and full-on streetwear. LaPointe also prides herself on truly committing to a look, so if she’s going to do an embellished sweatshirt, she’s not going to do it subtly—she’s going to make it as sparkly and statement making as possible. For Resort ’18, that meant cropped pullovers with dense beading inspired by war paint, which was also transposed into a digital print.
LaPointe goes for it with her outerwear, too, and Resort included a metallic yellow jacket that she actually color-matched to a Post-it note. There was also a bomber that combined shaved mink, leather, and butterscotch fox in one epic piece. Those super-special numbers always sell out first, but LaPointe has clients with subtler tastes, too. The big story for them here was monochrome: Nearly every look came in a head-to-toe hue, from pale turquoise to nude. It’s a lasting trend you can expect to see more of this season, and it feels strong in a serene, unencumbered way.