Artist Esther Stocker’s monochromatic installations, which fill rooms with angular and linear shapes, informed Charles Youssef’s resort collection. Geometry has been a key part of Youssef’s vocabulary, too, throughout his five seasons of designing. This time, “because it’s resort, we wanted to be understated, make it easy to wear,” he said. “The sort of clothes I thought women would like to wear.”


These included powder-blue cotton poplin pieces with linear details and sharp, origami-like strategic folds — another consistent Youssef inspiration. But he brought new elements into the lineup such as mesh inserts and cutout details on dresses. “It’s sporty but still elegant — after-six, cocktail-party appropriate,” Youssef added. Our favorite: a black mid-length trumpet dress with a mesh hem that, according to the designer, has a “flawless fit.”

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