Jeffrey Dodd’s vibrant, debut resort collection was inspired by the bird of paradise flower. “I took the saturated colors of the flower that kind of clash and go,” he explained. A terrific long red tank paired with embellished pants embodied this contrast well. 

“Our red carpet dressing has gone up a lot in the past couple of months, so we’re expanding cocktail dresses, evening gowns, but it’s also important to have daywear,” he noted. Standouts included chic bias-cut dress with chiffon overlay, a design element that has become a signature for Dodd, as well as hand-embellished dresses and jumpsuits.

The designer presented his first collection of shoes — each pump as vibrant and sleek as his collection.

See More From the 2018 Resort Collections:

Giorgio Armani Resort 2018Contrasting forces emerged in Giorgio Armani’s resort collection, which spanned from eclectic, multicolor designs to essential, sophisticated attires.  

Norma Kamali Resort 2018: Norma Kamali offered an extensive resort collection where she updated her signature pieces and expanded on her outerwear and swim. 

Rachel Zoe Resort 2018: Rachel Zoe’s resort collection was guided by a cool, Sixties undertone with a modern, sculptural interpretation.

Lela Rose Resort 2018: The designer showed a charming resort collection of garden party-ready wares, which included pearls inset in sleeves and lace-up grosgrain details.

Altuzarra Resort 2018: Joseph Altuzarra referenced Patrick Bateman and the French countryside for a resort collection full of newness and some risks. 

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