Designers Jennifer Noyes and Alex Gilbert have found that their customers resonate most with a relaxed, sophisticated ease of silhouette that carries over one season to the next. “For us it’s never about trends,” Gilbert noted during a preview. “It’s really about creating something that’s timeless, effortless and elegant.” They see resort as a time to update their core offering in resort-like tones of red, navy and sandy neutrals to add a bit of punch to a long sales season.

“We like to focus on the foundation of what we feel like is in a modern wardrobe for our woman, and it’s those staples of American sportswear,” Gilbert continued. The duo updated American classics like their now-signature pajama blazers with lightweight fabrics, shirtdresses with pleated and tailored waists, and relaxed red suiting with generous proportions. Loosely referencing Thirties beach pajamas, they introduced playful pleated jumpsuits that gave the illusion of a dress, and floaty skorts that combined two of their best-selling silhouettes. Paired with the pajama blazers, these were equally appropriate for a beachside getaway or as comfortable yet refined office attire. Clingy silk knit turtleneck dresses in ivory helped to elongate the body while maintaining a sensual quality. They were just as easily imagined styled over the skorts for a look of confident minimalism.

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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