Editor-Approved Vacation Picks From Moda Operandi

Isabel Marant describes Pre-Fall '23 as "season-less, sophisticated, simple and efficient"—expect masculine cuts, feminine touches, and an over-arching tone of bohemian elegance. Made of cotton and silk, the 'Neline' top has an eyelet lace design and structured silhouette complete with a high neckline, puff-shoulder long sleeves, and a scalloped hem. Tuck into high-waisted pants for easy daywear.

Isabel Marant presents a new uniform this season—filtered through her signature Left Bank effortlessness and bohemian seduction. Made in a relaxed slouchy silhouette, this hobo bag is made from woven cotton with knotted detailing.

Impressively plastic free, Akoia Swim has devoted all of its sourcing, production, and packaging to sustainable and ethical practices. Their signature crocheted designs are sultry, hand-made and intended to last, battling fast fashion and consumerism one swimsuit at a time. The 'Bunga' set features a hand-crocheted cropped tee and flared pants spun from locally sourced cotton yarn — each piece takes 10 days to complete. Wear it solo or as a cover-up over the label's signature swim.


For Spring ‘23, the designer doubled down on global craft in a deeply pigmented, beautifully textured exploration of earth’s wonders. Rendered with her infectious femininity, artisanal workmanship, and hypnotic palette, a balance of light-as-air textures and weighty fabrics unfold with fresh volume and elongated proportions. It’s a sublime display of artistry, spun with Johnson’s reverence for the natural world. Made of cotton guipure lace, this slim midi dress is sleeveless with a scoop neckline that ties along the back. Take hints from the runway and wear yours with strappy sandals.


For Spring, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia present bursts of florals that instantly spark joy with a fresh exuberance. Find traces of tulips—inspired by Tulip Mania, a short period in 17th-century Holland when the flower’s value rose to meteoric heights—in statement architectural silhouettes and magnified into painterly prints. The results capture the fairytale-like romance of classic American glamour.

Barely a year old, Rachel Scott’s line is both a rich collaboration with and an homage to her home country, Jamaica.

As a fourth-generation weaver, Alejandra Alonso Rojas elevates crochet to über-elegant heights—and Spring features her dip-dyed techniques as well as new floral appliqués and rainbow fringe. Channeling the ease and seduction of ‘90s-era models, signature silks prove stunning on their own in effortless, figure-skimming silhouettes—and even more so when fused with crochet into sublime multi-textured standouts. This body-skimming maxi dress has an intricately crochet-overlay, silk-lined body detailed by a shell bustier bodice and trumpet skirt. Style with raffia accessories and strappy pumps for the upcoming summer evenings.

Entering his 10th year at the helm of the French house, Julien Dossena hones and updates his past hits—while setting the stage for his Fall ’23 runway. Channeling the effervescence and sizzling nightlife of 1980 Paris are playful juxtapositions—from sharp, zebra-printed tailoring paired with crystal-strewn trompe l’oeil bustiers to metal mesh teamed with khaki cargos or a Fair Isle knit.

Firmly rooted in sustainability, the born and bred New Yorker designs one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by her nomadic lifestyle. Founded in 2018 and quickly acclaimed, all pieces are sustainably produced using cellulose based fibers and plant-based dyes either locally made in NYC or ethically sourced from Mexico and Hong Kong. Made by hand, this crocheted button-down shirt features a loose open-knit detail, a polo neckline, short sleeves, and a patch pocket. A must-pack for tropical vacations, style over a crochet swimsuit from the brand on beach days.

Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia double down on the exuberance and modernity they’ve brought to the house’s signature sophistication since taking the helm, referencing botanicals in all their exotic, multifarious beauty for Resort ‘23. The results radiate a fresh American glamour for every ilk of occasion. This dress has a net-like construction made from crocheted cotton covered a garden variety of embroidered florals. Wear it with the slip or try it over boy shorts and a bra top.