Robert Liptak designed three collections to understand the RTA women he designs. She’s sensual and playful, but also has a serious side, and he wanted the clothes to reflect that attitude. For the resort 2024, he imagines her going on a road trip, and the clothes she’ll need for the trip. Some were more bohemian than you’d expect from RTA (see: paneled-knit sweater dresses), but Liptak found a way to bring hard edges to each piece.
This season is a take on the denim maxi dress, which has recently become a favorite among designers and celebrities. Liptak took the seams off a pair of skinny jeans to create a skirt with very high side slits, and the fabric flapped at the leg. On the hanger, it looks more like a pair of jeans than a dress. Here’s a cool idea, with perforated mini dresses made from reflective fabric that shimmer like high-visibility vests. A super structured leather jacket with pointed shoulders adds more classic appeal.
Crochet is very popular in designer collections, although it doesn’t exactly lend itself to RTA. Liptak’s alternative featured a logo print embroidered onto mesh for a crochet nude effect, but without the hippie leanings. This could be a woman going on a road trip, but she’s traveling on a motorcycle, not a Volkswagen.