It’ll be a blue Christmas as Alia Bastamam imagines the sky, sea and dazzling sunsets for her Resort 2020/21 collection. Though it has been months since many of us delighted in the warmth of sunshine by an ocean, we’re never far from recalling the gradient hues of the magical sunset hour that sends the mind to our favourite beachside holidays.
For now, new memories are still ours to make and cherish. These moments are where Alia’s breezy silhouettes and laidback design dossier dress ever so elegantly. The designer muses: “When things get better we can finally escape. For now, I want this collection to reflect freedom, life and love – just like the sunsets that we fall for.”
The collection sees a revival of Alia’s signature designs like the tail kaftan and butterfly dress in tropical colours. Ruffles, pleats, and drapes are plenty and welcomed.
“It’s all about pushing my brand’s resort aesthetic further. But how would we dress up in times like these?” Alia questions. “I made sure my designs were light and free – easy, effortless looks with max impact, so everything flows comfortably without constricting silhouettes.”
Here are our favourite pieces from the Alia Bastamam Resort 2020/21 collection: