How does the modern woman want to dress up in a way that’s equally effortless and casual as it is fun, original and exciting? Rachel Zoe asked herself this question when taking the first steps into designing her 2018 resort collection. “I’ve spent the last couple years trying to understand what my customer wants from me, and she wants me to tell her how to get dressed up,” she mused. “It’s my favorite part of designing, and my favorite styling. So why not just run with that?” 

Her resort collection melded Sixties cool with modern, sculptural elements. Holiday dressing options ranged from a sheer lace georgette jumpsuit with raw edges and a sequin minidress to metallic fringe gowns. Structured ruffles telegraphed modern glamour, while cutouts winked to the mod movement. Silhouettes from previous seasons were also redone in white lace for weddings, a category that Zoe is exploring for the future after multiple requests from her customers and extensive market research. For day-to-day looks, a sequin bomber could be paired with Zoe’s more casual, but still glamorous, separates.

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.