Resort collections may not get the same coverage as the regular Spring and Fall seasons, but they're still very important to buyers as most designers use their Resort (sometimes called Cruise) collections to make designs that the average customer will actually wear. So today's news that both Dior and Gucci plan on scaling back their Resort 2010 collections for this June (Dior has cancelled their show altogether, and Gucci, which threw runway shows in both New York and Rome last season, is doing a simple presentation) comes as no surprise since the clothes will make in onto racks and into glossies whether designers host a full-blown event or not. According to WWD, this leaves Chanel all alone in pursuing the same grand affair in Europe as always - Karl's upcoming Resort 2010 will be shown on Lido Beach in Venice this year - but we're (of course) wondering about Celine. June's collection is supposed to be Pheobe Philo's first for the brand, which means they must be planning some sort of event in Paris - unless the money has kept her grand entrance from being, well, grand.
Chanel Showing Resort in Singapore, Dior in Monaco
Get excited, fashion people who regularly get flown to exotic locales for fashion shows: You're going to Singapore and Monaco in May! Plan accordingly!