HERVE LEGER BY MAX AZRIA: Max Azria played with modern minimalism and geometric patterns in chic bandage dresses in a palette of contrasting cool tones.
ISAAC MIZRAHI: “Resort is a season people expect to be excited about,” said Mizrahi during an intimate showroom presentation — and there were lots of mouth-watering looks.
ISSA: Daniella Helayel was inspired by the tropical waters and palm trees of Tahiti, resulting in a collection consisting mainly of color-blocked silky caftans, embellished cover-ups and printed swimwear.
JASON WU: You wouldn’t have guessed it from Jason Wu’s collection of relatively simple uptown wares, but he was inspired by the fabulously eccentric Iris Apfel.
JONATHAN SAUNDERS: Inspired by sun-bleached colors and light and airy fabrics, Saunders played with layers of printed chiffons to create vibrant patchwork patterns on easy little dresses.
J. MENDEL: The fluidity of ocean waves inspired Gilles Mendel for his first resort collection for J.Mendel.
KATE SPADE: Party girl Holly Golightly takes a spontaneous trip — that was the inspiration behind Deborah Lloyd’s resort collection for Kate Spade.
KENZO: For Kenzo, Antonio Marras took inspiration from the Morocco of Bernardo Bertolucci’s movie “The Sheltering Sky,” expressed in a palette of sand shades, army greens and bedouin blues.
LANVIN: Aloha! Alber Elbaz’s spring collection for Lanvin is a delightful mix of the exotic and chic. His “accidental tourist” gathered up fashion gems from Tahiti, Romania, India — you name it — and mixed them with her everyday wardrobe.
LELA ROSE: Lela Rose’s resort collection is rich in color — deep blue, hunter green and red — as well as with Japanese-inspired prints and details such as origami folds and cutouts.
LOUIS VUITTON: Marc Jacobs is still obsessed with the French coquette at Louis Vuitton, and for cruise, she’s headed on safari or frolicking in Saint-Tropez.
MARC JACOBS: A little bit Rio and a whole lot of over-the-top fashion. That’s Marc Jacobs’ approach to resort, which he renders in an elaborate collection vibrating with color, prints and endless embellishment.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS: Jacobs referenced the Eighties cult classic "Footloose" with graphic prints in happy colors.
MARCHESA: Georgina Chapman offered plenty of her Grecian one-shoulder gowns, intricate embroidered little dresses and draped and twisted tops.
MARNI: Ladies Who Lunch? That tony set was among Consuelo Castiglioni’s inspirations for Marni cruise. But instead of going prim, the designer worked an uptown-downtown mix with a dose of cartoony overstatement
MATTHEW WILLIAMSON: Matthew Williamson takes his city girl on holiday with a collection full of bold prints and beading, which have become part of his DNA.
MAX AZRIA: The collection was a bohemian dream of draped caftans and tunics in weightless fabrics.
MAX MARA: Max Mara’s lineup, inspired by blue and all its tonalities, spotlights a clean, modern silhouette suitable for urban life as well as for the country.
MICHAEL KORS: Michael Kors is a true resort kind of guy, but he knows that these days, clothes have to do double duty. Thus, his turn toward what he called “a sleeker, more streamlined, more urban resort than usual.”
MISSONI: Angela Missoni mixed the house’s signature zigzag motif with blurry, sepia-toned prints.
MIU MIU: Miuccia Prada continued the beachy vibe of her main collection, but lightened things a notch, not just in color but in mood.
MONIQUE LHUILLIER: The designer is sticking to what she knows best, and that’s beautiful and dramatic eveningwear and cocktail numbers.
MOSCHINO: Creative director Rossella Jardini used her trademark Moschino gender-bender template for cruise.
MOSCHINO CHEAP & CHIC: Rossella Jardini revisited the Fifties with feminine looks.
NAEEM KHAN: Naeem Khan is reining things in, but there is still plenty of glitter and glamour. “I want to give women real clothes they can buy when they want to wear them,” he said.
NANETTE LEPORE: Nanette Lepore was inspired by an island escape, which she translated into flirty dresses, embroidered shorts and silky caftans.
NARCISO RODRIGUEZ: For resort, Narciso Rodriguez finds the perfect balance between his sensual and sporty sensibilities.
NICOLE MILLER: Always one to take a modern approach to design, Nicole Miller based her collection on digital prints.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA: De la Renta went both ways, literally — the first half a delightful, if sometimes too referential, nod to the rue Cambon, editorial right down to the adorable bow-tied lace anklets, and the second, a more maturely rendered lineup of the designer’s classics.