The Nicole Miller girl exudes an edgy vibe, and for resort this was no exception. The designer added ruffles to her collection, but she toughened them with angular lines and graphic prints.

“I pleated a lot of ruffles to make them harder. I’m not really a girly girl type of designer at all. I’m trying to make them look tougher and cooler,” she explained. Another foil to sweetness was shredded denim applied on black lace pieces. Miller’s preview location in Brooklyn, a vintage carousel encaged in glass, telegraphed the juxtaposition of whimsical and a harder, industrial feel.

Great nightlife numbers included a brocade minidress with matching trucker-style jacket, a great black-and-white striped dress and an organza dress with star appliqué. Outside of party attire there were athletic-inspired separates, such as silky pants with ankle drawstrings paired with an updated bomber with floral embroidery and metal grommets. Such details kept the balance right between tough of tender.

See More From the 2018 Resort Collections:

Sandy Liang Resort 2018: The overall tone was noticeably quieter, more relaxed, but retained that playful dose of subversion to keep things modern.

Brock Collection Resort 2018: Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock brought fairytale romance into modern reality.

Pamella Roland Resort 2018: Pamella Roland’s starting point for her newest collection took place in her own backyard.

Redemption Resort 2018: The inspiration for the collection is “aristocratic grunge.”

Rodebjer Resort 2018: The designer offered up a lot of layers to transition from party to street, strict to mildly wild.

Sonia Rykiel Resort 2018: The Sonia Rykiel girl took a trip to California and returned to Paris refreshed.