Norma Kamali Resort 2023

By Laird Borrelli-Persson

With its sparkling beaded tops, velvets, and tartan prints, Norma Kamali’s resort collection feels “extra.” While it’s as wash-and-go as always, this lineup is also determinedly ornate, luxe, and showy. People want to feel good, the designer says, and fashion is a means of escapism. The question is whether that escapism is moving toward something (ie “a return to normal”) or is a now or never proposition (ie “party like it’s 1999” before the world ends).

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