The Collection that Embodies Timeless Summer Memories
Influenced by the treasured childhood recollections of Ines and Reid, Ernest W. Baker’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection serves as a nostalgic journey back to idyllic family summer vacations. Merging fondness with a sense of longing, these memories of quality time spent with loved ones blur the lines between fantasy and reality, offering a break from the humdrum of everyday life.
A Fantasy Vacation in Every Piece
The collection encapsulates the ethereal and timeless moments of these memories, whisking us away to a fictitious fantasy holiday. Prioritizing lightness and sophistication, the outfits in the collection embody the spirit of an extraordinary summer escape. While introducing invigorating new elements, the designs remain faithful to the brand’s established aesthetics.
A vacation staple, the pool slide sandal, gets a revamp with a chunky gold chain addition, whereas a stylishly draped hotel towel gives the illusion of just stepping out of the water. The layering of jewelry draws inspiration from the paradoxical display of flamboyance often seen in vacationers.
Surrealism Meets Summer
The collection radiates a dreamlike aura, further emphasized by the prominence of summer hues. Shades of pink and purple meld in a lapel-less blazer, harking back to a minimalist 80s aesthetic. Snakeskin bouclé and a spider-embroidered twin set to encapsulate the surreal encounters with nocturnal insects common on a tropical getaway.
The collection artfully reinterprets holiday clichés for several looks. Fireworks, a typical holiday spectacle, are reborn in a gold stud appliqué gracing a leather sleeveless jacket, shorts, and bag. A gold sequin embroidered suit, paired with a black and gold hemp bouclé vest, pays tribute to enchanting nights spent stargazing.