Designers seem to have varied views on what defines resort wear. For Nili Lotan, the season is about indulgence. “Resort is the time to buy pieces that you don’t really need, but you want,” she explained. “If you buy something, it has to be something special, something emotional, something that takes you to a party.”
On that note, Lotan had fun with the collection, embracing ruffle and fringe embellishments, leopard prints and even the color pink — feminine flourishes she typically avoids — spinning the looks in her own unfussy, relaxed style. Her unconventional take on dressing up blurred the lines between day and evening, with such looks as an oversize sateen military jacket, a languid velvet T-shirt dress with a bejeweled collar and a series of evening sweaters, all slouchy and sexy in an undone way.
With resort, the label is also launching a denim category. Lotan offered four styles, ranging from drop-crotch and boyfriend silhouettes to button-snap flares in Japanese fabrics.