When one thinks of an intricately beaded, or embroidered floral gowns, Naeem Khan comes to mind. He has mastered the art of luxurious eveningwear — but with an ever more casual reality. So it’s no surprise that the designer is flirting with more dressed down options for his jet-setting clientele. “This is not really new for me, if anything it is like my days at Halston,” explained Khan while pointing to a red jersey long-sleeve column gown with sheer inserts, then passing through a draped taffeta peachy number.

Khan has also been spending a lot of time in Miami, which he calls his second home. “Naturally, Miami has inspired me — its water, the ocean…,” he said. On the racks, dresses featured coral-like embroidered patterns and shell references. But you can take the boy out of New York, but not New York’s Botanical Garden out of the boy. Khan was the latest designer to host the annual gala, and for resort, most of his dresses looked like they belonged in the Conservatory, with colorful blooms embroidered on a chic long-sleeve top paired with solid white skirt or floral prints on fluid off the shoulder dresses.

See More From the Resort 2018 Collections:

Fausto Puglisi Resort 2018: New, deconstructed silhouettes were introduced in the designer’s resort collection, which spanned from feminine chic to tomboy. 

Jill Stuart Resort 2018: Jill Stuart touched back to her roots with a fresh, fun and easy resort collection. 

Nomia Resort 2018: Yara Flinn’s resort lineup focused on slight contrasts of the masculine and feminine in soft-yet-manipulated fabrics.

Creatures of Comfort Resort 2018: Jade Lai brought Twenties beach pajamas into the 21st century, with some looks having a few steps above ath-leisure and a nice tomboy balance.

Sportmax Resort 2018: Sportmax looked to its archives for its collection combining sartorial and sporty references.

Roksanda Resort 2018: A big fan of art, Roksanda Ilincic took cues from Seventies tapestries and embedded handcrafted elements into garments for resort.