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LATEST COLLECTIONS: AZZARO
3.1 PHILLIP LIM: “Fall was about rock ’n’ roll. This is what that girl would be like on the beach,” said Phillip Lim. “She would be a pirate.” One who dresses, of course, with the casual-cool polish for which Lim’s best known.
ADAM LIPPES: A lineup of easy shapes with soft draping and details such as rope embroideries and wrapped and painted chains.
A.F. VANDEVORST: Starting with cocooning fabrics such as bamboo, silk satin and cotton voile, designers An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx blended softness with sensual simplicity.
AKRIS: Albert Kriemler paid tribute to painter Yves Klein this resort season at Akris with easy dresses featuring abstract photo prints in honey and chocolate hues.
ALBERTA FERRETTI: Alberta Ferretti added her girly touch to a perennial spring theme — urban safari.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: Alexander McQueen was thinking of art and artists this season. Thus, close-fitting jeans got Jackson Pollock-esque spatters, while dresses were given M.C. Escher-esque optical motifs.
ALEXANDER WANG: Rather than bulldoze forward with his edgy, aggressive stance of late, Alexander Wang channeled a new vibe for resort: classic American sportswear.
ANNA SUI: “Give the customers what they want” is Anna Sui’s approach to resort as she offers plenty of signature looks with an Eighties vibe.
AQUILANO E RIMONDI: Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi blended a turn-of-the-century influence with a Sixties vibe and the femininity of the Forties.
ARMANI COLLEZIONI: Giorgio Armani plays with texture for cruise with an Armani Collezioni lineup full of rich jacquards, metallic tweeds and crocodile-embossed leathers for day.
AZZARO: Showing during couture week in Paris, Vanessa Seward delivered a sexy lineup of dresses, many with intricate pleating details, which should please her clients perfectly.
BADGLEY MISCHKA: Mark Badgley and James Mischka are inspired by Buenos Aires socialites of the Fifties. That translates into ruffles, flounces and dressmaker details.
BALENCIAGA: Nicolas Ghesquière paid homage to the voluminous silhouettes and couture fabrics of house founder Cristóbal.
BARBARA TFANK: The designer stuck to her ladylike language, showing a collection of shapely looks featuring portrait collars, pleated sleeves and pencil skirts.
BCBG MAX AZRIA: BCBG Max Azria was influenced by all things aquatic this season.
BEHNAZ SARAFPOUR: For resort, Behnaz Sarafpour did a sophisticated version of nautical in such looks as a two-toned, glazed-silk wrap dress, a map-of-the-ocean print dress and a group of rope-inspired necklaces and bangles.
BETSEY JOHNSON: The collection reflected the designer’s always bright and upbeat sensibility with Pop-inspired T-shirts, a tutu skirt with a jacket and rock-star leggings in bold colors.
BOTTEGA VENETA: Structure meets ease as Tomas Maier moves in a new direction for cruise.
BRIAN REYES: Reyes worked botanical motifs such as abstract poppies, blooming buds and climbing roots into his flirtatious, polished sportswear.
BURBERRY PRORSUM: Keeping true to his modern version of the house’s story, Christopher Bailey turned out a youthful cruise lineup for Burberry Prorsum.
CALVIN KLEIN: Francisco Costa went too far with the clothes in a season endlessly touted as all about dressing for reality — nearly every piece was transparent.
CATHERINE MALANDRINO: The lineup is about joy and femininity, with fluid silk and georgette dresses, draped jersey skirts and print silk shorts.
CAROLINA HERRERA: Ladylike chic is what one expects from a Carolina Herrera collection, so it was hard to decipher what the designer was trying to say with her abundant use of hardware.
CELINE: The Phoebe Philo era at Celiné has begun. And in its first collection at least, for resort, it reveals a very different side of the designer than that which made her Chloé such an “It” girl favorite.
CHADO RALPH RUCCI: The designer gave his ladies lots of neon brights in short, intricately detailed looks, such as a pieced-together tunic and skirt.
CHANEL: Karl Lagerfeld took Chanel’s cruise show into the charming, old-world atmosphere of Venice.
CHLOE: Hannah MacGibbon continues to channel a retro cool vibe with a charming lineup of Forties-flavored sportswear — seen through the prism of the Seventies.
CHRIS BENZ: The designer turned out a collection inspired by Palm Beach and a desert mountain range.
CHRISTIAN DIOR: John Galliano drew inspiration from Christian Dior’s muse Mitzah Bricard, who never arrived at Avenue Montaigne before noon — and never looked anything but great.
COLLETTE DINNIGAN: Inspired by the Mediterranean, particularly the Greek island of Santorini, Collette Dinnigan turned out a tight lineup filled with vibrant bursts of color and such styles as flirty print silk dresses.
COSTUME NATIONAL: Resort is all about travel, and this season Ennio Capasa went on a journey through the desert.
CYNTHIA ROWLEY: Cynthia Rowley kept things fresh and sportif with a charming lineup of intarsia tennis sweaters, trompe l’oeil tops and arty digital-print shorts.
CYNTHIA STEFFE: Creative director Shaun Kearney wanted to convey a relaxed spirit, so he went for easy-to-wear shapes.
D&G: With “Gossip Girl” on their minds, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana targeted the young social set with a soupcon of class and sass.
DEREK LAM: This is dedicated to Rihanna,” said Derek Lam. By that, the designer means he channeled a Caribbean vibe, punched up an edgy, urban and seriously sexy notch.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG: Diane von Furstenberg sent her girls packing to Brazil and neighboring lands — “from disco in Rio to polo in Argentina” — in a collection that was fun, feisty and oh so hot.
DKNY: In a nod to the Eighties, Donna Karan sent out a witty and upbeat collection.
DOLCE & GABBANA: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana went back to their roots for cruise, updating iconic pieces such as the bustier dress and sexy jeans.
DONNA KARAN: “Manhattan Tango” is a handle that grabs you. And one that perfectly captures Donna Karan’s beautiful resort collection.
DOO.RI: For Doo-Ri Chung, resort is all about presenting an easy, wearable and salable collection.
DUSAN: The collection took its cue from tailored men’s wear, softened, the designer said, by “precious fabrics and feminine pieces.”
ELIE TAHARI: This season's lineup was filled with sequin T-shirts, abstract animal prints, updated harem pants and embellished leather vests.
EMILIO PUCCI: Creative director Peter Dundas carried over the energetic vibe of his debut fall collection, but was inspired by the sea, sailors and the sun for cruise.
ETRO: Veronica Etro sent out a well-edited collection of floral jersey dresses, paisley print skirts, jacquard jackets and coats and ruffled blouses.
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI: Giambattista Valli knotted, tucked and ruched slinky, jersey fabric into tops and dresses infused with an old-world charm.
GIANFRANCO FERRE: Gianfranco Ferré’s creative directors, Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, went for timeless elegance by deploying characteristic house details such as rich textures and colors.
GILES: Giles Deacon played with both fluid and structured silhouettes adorned with rubber zips and enamel buttons, and created drapes, tucks and ruches on pretty dresses inspired by flower petals.
GIORGIO ARMANI: The varied lineup featured looks ideal for city-dwellers, beachgoers and garden-party hostesses alike.
GIVENCHY: For Givenchy’s pre-spring collection, Riccardo Tisci set off for North Africa and melded its exotica with the hard Goth glamour for which he is known.
GUCCI: Frida Giannini focused on sleek basics intended to create a modern, no-fuss wardrobe.