For Resort 2019, Borgo de Nor once again takes us on an enchanted journey. Our road trip begins just as the seasons are changing, and long, hot days dim into crisp, cozy nights, creating a desire for clothes that keep the spirit of summer alive while enveloping us in autumnal elegance.
Borgo de Nor’s feminine silhouettes, vibrant colour palette – that runs from statement-making fuchsia and scarlet, to the softest pinks and deepest blues – and signature surreal prints, lay the foundations for the perfect winter-in-the-city wardrobe that transcends day and night dress codes. Rendered in luxurious silks, cotton and heavy crepe, Borgo de Nor offers instant outfits for stylish women with busy lives. The lighter georgettes, silks and silk twill styles are the perfect transitional pieces that can be worn in autumnal and warmer climates by simply alternating between boots and strappy sandals; a packing savior for those who travel often.
This season, luxe new shapes join the brand’s family of cult dresses; meet Dianora and Anna, two dramatic floor-sweeping gowns that billow beautifully as they move; Aurora who’s flirtatious tiered skirt is tempered by a sophisticated shirt neckline; Augustina with her chic bishop sleeves and demure neckline; Rafaela the ultimate power dress; and introducing shorter hemlines for the first time are cool girls Alexa, Alba and Loulou.
Borgo de Nor has also expanded its refined repertoire to include mix-and-match separates in the form of three skirt styles, four blouses, straw hats and a knitwear collaboration with Edamame London. In the lookbook, which is back-dropped by the majestic Moroccan dessert, we see bohemian beauties the Aida blouse and the Emme skirt styled together in a look that is at once modern and completely nostalgic.
Together with its directional silhouettes, the brand’s most inimitable details are of course its intricate and intelligent prints. Continuing to blur the line between fashion and art, Borgo de Nor draws upon the wit and wisdom of its favourite surrealist muses, with whom the brand vocabulary has become so synonymous. Firstly, there is the painter, dancer, photographer and all-round free spirit Rosa Rolanda, who let life and her extensive travels play muse to her rich multidisciplinary perspective. Rolanda’s effervescence inspired the abstract leopard-spotted orchid prints.
The work of feminist playwright and artist Mina Loy, and that of the great Frida Kahlo combined to form the wheat and flower print that celebrates female sensuality. Charles Frederick Worth – known as the father of haute couture in the 19th century – also features prominently on the brand’s eclectic mood board.
Borgo de Nor’s Resort 2019 collection is a versatile, buy-now-wear-forever line of constant classics from this game-changing brand, beloved by women who revere style over fashion.