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Details are the key to any collection, and for resort, Valentino didn’t miss a beat. Focusing on daytime looks, he featured plenty of structured suits — fitted jackets, tailored skirts and full-cut pants. But the designer didn’t forget his embellishment-loving customers: He offered plenty of bold polkadots; soft, romantic florals, and intricate lace trims that give his collection just the right balance of chic.

“I love anything that sparkles,” says Anna Sui of her resort collection, and it shows. From rhinestone embellishments to shots of metallic in her signature prints, these looks are meant to shine. Sui also focused on great party dresses in frilly lace and beaded tulle, offering plenty of choices for her bohemian girls.

Christian Lacroix didn’t need to roam much farther than his own backyard for inspiration this season. Looking to his last couture collection, Lacroix translated its ideas into his ready-to-wear line with fresh colors, fanciful ruffles, sweet bows and beautiful floral prints.

–Photos by John Aquino, Thomas Iannaccone and David Turner

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