LaPointe Resort 2022

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The last two seasons, New York designer Sally LaPointe has emphasized ease and lounge through styles that bridged at-home cozy to looks ready to reenter the world. For her latest collections, LaPointe wanted a total reset, in mind and energy.

For the first time, she designed, produced and photographed her resort and spring collections in tandem. “It’s the same message but a little split,” she explained during a showroom walk-through of the vibrant looks. LaPointe will be showing the sister collections together for retailers, but keep them separate for the public and press — spring will officially debut in September.

“It really was a situation where we took last year as, ‘this is an opportunity, the system is not perfect so how do we change it?’ We’ve never been a brand to follow by these rules, we’ve walked by our own beat so being able to do this was such a relief to everyone,” the designer said.

LaPointe Resort 2022

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The look: Playful, vibrant, chic luxury fashion without the fuss for the woman who is ready to embrace the world boldly once again. Although LaPointe’s collections have always emphasized color, resort’s mix of coral, cloud and slate blue with neutral tones, set against a vibrant pink background, pushed the message of optimism for the future. 

Quote of note: “I want to bring energy back into fashion, I hate the words ‘fun into fashion’ but it really is, it doesn’t have to be so serious. We all got into this industry for the love of it, we’re bringing it back.”

Key pieces: A new selection of airy organza separates — like a coral cropped jacket with fur trim and matching shorts or trousers with ostrich feathers strips down the leg, track-pant style; a matching cropped leather jacket and mini skirt in cloud; easy, sexy knits — standout as a striped long-sleeve mini-style dress; new transitional outerwear in lightweight leather, or with shearling accents. 

The takeaway: LaPointe was able to uphold the brand’s DNA while offering freshness through a mix of signature fabrications and silhouettes, new casualwear within the brand’s “Essentials,” line and ultra-fun collection looks. Her resort lineup featured street-, sport- and party-ready takes on monochromatic dressing. 

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