Resort 2021 buying starts this week and in an ideal world, pre COVID-19, I would have been off to New York for Fashion Week.
Many of the brands I deal with have decided to skip Resort and focus on Spring to be presented in September and over the past few weeks I have had some interesting conversations with suppliers and designers alike who are using this opportunity for change to completely rethink the retail calendar which in the long run makes complete sense.
As a buyer, the Fall collections I see in February hit the stores in July, the Spring collections I see in September arrive in-store in January and pre-Fall which I buy in December are available for customers in May. This means that summer dresses can be found in-store when it is freezing outside, and knitwear arrives when the sun is shining brightly! Madness really!!