As we edge toward the end of the year, we bask in the beauty of our summer resort wear collection: BAYS.

Captured against the resplendent backdrop of Magnetic Island, BAYS is an ode to sun-drenched landscapes and glittering coastlines. The summer resort collection for 2023 is embodied by all-new styles and silhouettes for occasion wear, tailoring and casual essentials; spring best-sellers have been reinvented in fresh colour options and a playful new palette emerges, showcasing the endless appeal of soft pastels.

Nina Vest in White
Marbella Blazer in White

Pictured L-R:  Nina Vest in White & Marbella Blazer in White styled with the Marbella Pant

End of year events announce the need for occasion outfits; our hero piece this season centres modern romanticism through its union of silk fabrications and artful draping — the Maxime Dress defines feminine elegance with a sleek silhouette and gorgeous champagne colourway. Similarly, the Valencia and Vienna Knit Dresses offer a slightly pared back but nonetheless beautiful option for the party season, with soft knit fabrications and a comfortable fit for a full day of socialising.

With the emergence of the summer heat and much-needed vacation time, the wardrobe must adapt; this season we explore lightweight yet refined contemporary outfitting. We introduced a new French terry fabrication through our Santoria Short in soft ecru and bold clementine orange colourways, in addition to our Santoria Bucket Hat and Santoria Beach Towel accessories.

Pictured L-R: Santoria Bucket Hat in Ecru styled with the Marbella Pant in White, Santoria Bucket Hat in Ecru & Louie Knit Vest in Camel styled with the Marbella Pant in White

As usual, our luxury knitwear helps to define the summer capsule wardrobe through styles like our Louie Knit Vest in Ivory and Camel, accentuated by a bold stone resin clasp feature, and our exploration of crochet textures through the Fira and Altea Dress and Top styles. These modern pieces elevate weekend and resort wear through their lightweight and flattering fits.

Other styles to feature our new crochet design elements are our best-selling Kahala Linen Mini Dress, now back in a crisp white colourway with brown crochet trims for a subtle contrast detail.

Echoing the natural beauty of this country, BAYS harmoniously blends muted hues with classic neutrals and bold statement colours. Our resort palette is perhaps best embodied through our exclusive Lexi and Palma prints; blending cool greys and warm browns on bases of off-white and ivory, these prints showcase 2 different yet analogous designs that conjure images of tropical getaways and pool-side relaxation.

Pictured L-R: Sintra Knit Dress in Chocolate Ecru, Vienna Knit Dress in Champagne, Athena Shirt in Palma Print styled with the Athena Pant in Palma Print

Embracing relaxed fits in shirt, pant and short combinations, our BAYS collection offers the perfect work to weekend pieces for combining with your evergreen wardrobe styles.

Another cornerstone of the Elka Collective wardrobe, no collection would be complete without elevated summer tailoring — utilising natural linen and acetate fabrics, our Albi, Ceret, and Marbella stories provide necessary updates to the uniform heroes of 2023. In tandem with our new tailoring pieces, we also introduced a range of exclusive vegan leather handbags and leather footwear designed for versatility and sophistication.

BAYS is available in store and online now. Find your nearest Boutique or David Jones concession.