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Giorgio Armani can streamline anything — even an easy pajama-style top and drawstring pants, which he renders here in silk satin and pairs with a polished bag and brooch.

This story first appeared in the June 9, 2008 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Designers’ distinct visions are coming through in their resort collections, starting with Giorgio Armani’s lineup, which “evokes sport luxe geared to a cosmopolitan woman,” as he puts it. He plays up a longtime favorite — pants — offering wide-leg, cropped and tapered versions, all with a fluid ease. Jonathan Saunders brings a light and airy approach to the season with dresses in vibrant Murano glass prints. Meanwhile, VPL’s Victoria Bartlett continues to show her penchant for underwear as ready-to-wear, but she’s taking things slouchier and less overt, as in a bra-top dress. She also favors hybrid looks such as a metallic cardigan-cum-jacket.

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