Ease is the word in resort as a slew of designers offers effortless looks. Rachel Roy's collection of "what you want to wear now," as she puts it, bears her ultrafeminine mark, whether it's on raffia-trim cardigans or lace cocktail dresses. Adam Lippes infuses the sensibility of Alex Katz into his Adam Adam Lippes lineup, with airy maxidresses and floaty tops. Angela Missoni, meanwhile, sticks to abstract prints and vivid argyles for her lower-priced M Missoni line. Chris Benz also goes for patterns, as in floral frocks and geometric-print skirts (along with the slouchy suits and cardigans his customers love). Finally, Alexander Wang's inspiration was a fanciful one — his downtown hipster girl in "an old boat somewhere with a bunch of robes and stuff" that translates into silk robe dresses, fitted jackets and cozy thermals.

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