Never one to shun color or embellishment, Markus Lupfer piled on the pearls, flowers and retro patterns for this colorful, upbeat collection.

Inspiration came from many directions — glam rock, Forties bathing beauties and grandmother (for those pearls).

Lupfer said he was also going for a “light, drapey, softer silhouette” via smocked waists and wide sailor pants — all of it easy to wear.

Among the standouts were the longer silhouettes, including a green velvet devoré dress with a fish pattern, a guipure lace skirt with flower embroidery and an ankle-grazing patterned dress with a wide smocked waist to create a bit of drape.

Forties-style swimmers, with bathing caps and shapely legs, came as a jaunty embroidery on dresses and skirts, while colorful flowers blossomed across a sheer black bomber.

There was knitwear galore, including round-neck sweaters with brooch-like designs picked out in pearls at the front and printed silk sleeveless tops with knitted, ribbed bottoms.

A nautical motif also sailed through the collection in the form of striped regatta jackets and a snappy pair of navy blue silk crepe trousers.

See more from the 2018 Resort Collections:

Carolina Herrera Resort 2018:  For resort, Carolina Herrera explored the language of flowers, both literally and otherwise.

Victoria Beckham Resort 2018: Victoria Beckham’s resort 2018 lineup was a true trans-seasonal collection of refined clothes for everyday.

Mugler Resort 2018: David Koma imagined clothes for a modern, sexy superhero for Mugler’s 2018 resort collection.

Lilly Pulitzer Resort 2018: Lilly Pulitzer is known for having resortwear 365 days a year, so for resort 2018, the collection was based around living in that Palm Beach paradise.

Prabal Gurung Resort 2018: The works of London-based Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj informed Prabal Gurung’s resort collection.

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