“Some months ago a customer came out of the dressing room with one of our pre-fall looks saying, ‘Oh my god, every time I put on your clothes I just smile — you just make great clothes,'” said Adam Lippes at his resort preview. Possibly nothing he hadn’t heard before, but Lippes explained that it simply reaffirmed his purpose. “That’s what I am trying to do; I just want to make great, luxurious clothes — fabric, fit and construction and pieces you go to again and again. We are not doing costumes at all, just things you want to live in. Simple.”

For resort, Lippes’ offerings are exactly that – desirable and wearable. Take his Lurex knit dress, which is striped vertically, pleated and “does not wrinkle.” Or his cotton striped boned bodice midlength dress, which he also offered in black lace. Or his acid denim jacket, thoughtfully lined in silk. Who would not want these pieces?

Elsewhere, Lippes showed some effortless long dresses. “Customers want easy evening,” he said. A fuchsia chiffon long-sleeve pleated style with delicate red piping and a crepe jumpsuit with herringbone beading stood out.

See More From the 2018 Resort Collections:

Public School Resort 2018: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne reimagined the perfect items from their childhoods growing up in New York in the Nineties.

Marc Jacobs Resort 2018: Marc Jacobs put together a festive, pretty, mildly nostalgic collection embellished to capture beauty in motion for resort

Chloé Resort 2018: The French fashion house’s interim season between Clare Waight Keller and Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s tenure’s was full of bohemian greatest hits. 

Alice + Olivia Resort 2018: Stacey Bendet twisted American sportswear and classics with feminine flair in a message of optimism for resort.

Monique Lhuillier Resort 2018: Monique Lhuillier expanded her offerings for resort, introducing knits and a wider array of separates to the collection.