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Diotima Resort 2023 – WWD



“With this assortment, I needed to discover plenty of the language and vocabulary I began with within the first few seasons,” Diotima designer Rachel Scott stated throughout a preview of her newest assortment.

Since launching her model, the designer has homed in on balancing artisanal, sensual types with mannish, subtle tailoring, referencing dance corridor and her Jamaican roots as continuous inspiration for the road. For resort, these concepts shone by way of new takes on her specialty crystal mesh and crochet with robust suiting and loads of ultra-cool batty riders (or scorching shorts). Scott additionally tapped two legendary ladies in dance corridor from the ’90s (whom Scott has at all times been impressed by) — the music artist Patra and dancer Carlene Smith — to seem in her assortment look ebook.

The look: A mixture of sharp tailoring, artisanal craft and daring, sensual enchantment.

Quote of notice: This crystal mesh class has come again in new colours and silhouette interpretations — as you possibly can see, I’ve this mesh obsession, and I performed so much with deconstructing tailoring, which is a component that comes males in dance corridor, whereas breaking that up with crochet and different parts,” Scott instructed WWD. “I didn’t have any print this season as a result of i used to be so centered on the stripes and all of the completely different meshes and textures. It’s much more linear and textural, which can also be applicable for the season.

Key items: Up to date crystal mesh and “internet doily” crochet clothes and separates (striped renditions felt particularly recent); elevated suiting with crochet and cotton internet inserts that ruptured the silhouette on the waist (on each trousers and blazers); standout, intricate sparkly mesh tanks and clothes made up of fishnets strung along with multicolored microsequins, with silk charmeuse trims; a collection of totally customary knits (with stripes made up of merino wool, in a Milano sew, and viscose, in a mesh sew); myriad batty riders, particularly robust (and horny) when styled with boxy blazers and button-downs. 

Takeaway: Scott’s eager consideration to element and dedication to handcraft continued to uplift the gathering.

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