Nature was a natural inspiration for Odile Benjamin when creating her resort collection for Raoul. She channeled the “mash-up of spring colors” and meadow and other floral prints in silhouettes that moved more away from the body than in past seasons. A-line below-the-knee skirts — best in green leather — or meadow-print silk dirndls paired with geometric silk tanks were the prettiest separates.


Benjamin showed a sure hand with her dresses: a shift in gray silk with cutout bird-detailing on the leather neckline and charming little full-skirted black cotton sundresses. Of course, there was the requisite jumpsuit (here in force, again, for yet another season) which the designer showed cut full in a floral-printed rayon with baby-doll sleeves.