The Valentino Spring Summer 2020 Resort Collection is the ultimate explorer’s uniform and pays homage to the wanderlust in us all.

Resort wear in itself is all about leisure and conjures up ideas of glamorously lounging around shimmering pools or sipping cocktails overlooking exotic destinations.

Interestingly enough a new study argues that the envy we can sometimes feel when looking at other’s Instagram photos is not so much about the desire for a jet-set lifestyle but rather what it offers. To an extent, most of us have the ‘wanderlust-bug’ and as such we rather envy experiencing these exotic destinations as opposed to the lifestyle.

Well, if this is the case then the Valentino Spring Summer 2020 Resort Collection is bound to hit all of the sweet spots. Gone are the days where we dress in contrast to our destinations. Somewhere between the premiere of the movie Beach, where Leonardo DiCaprio made all of the men want to wear Hawaiian shirts with Sharktooth necklaces, and the rebirth of resort wear, the ‘destination-feel’ vanished.

Although it was about comfort and ease of dress, it was contrasting. What to wear on safari? Well, the answer must surely be white linen. Because of this, the Valentino Spring Summer 2020 Resort Collection was a much-needed breath of fresh air.

The collection is a homage to the destination with bright and abstract prints featuring tropical forests, Oceanside leisure, flora and various camo-patterns. The box shirts together with slacks make the perfect uniform for the explorer while still being glamorously stylish. The shirt-tuck with a large branded belt is clearly making a comeback as is the sling-bag.

For those men who always get an earful because they never throw away anything, well, here comes your reward. Those Sharktooth and coral necklaces from your trip to the Bahamas in 2001 is the perfect accessory for this look. The loose fitting freeness of the silhouettes echoes the free-spirited traveller. It is a bold look that makes you want to hop on a beach-explorer and take the road less travelled.

Isabella Alexander

Fashion Editor

Having been in the Fashion Industry for over 25 years, Isabella Alexander currently serves as the Fashion Editor at Salon Prive Magazine. She and her team will bring you the latest news, campaigns, releases and shows from around the world.

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