Fine artist Taryn Simon inspired designers Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo’s resort collection. “We’ve always been a fan of her, she is somebody very poetic and potent at the same time,” Martin said. Her still-life photographs of flowers and bouquets gave way to the color palette and femininity in the collection. A floral print, in teals and blues and pinks felt vibrant yet subdued; perhaps the cuts also helped it feel muted, as it was done in oversize, fluid wide-leg pants and generously cut jumpsuits. “We love resort, for us it is a lot about putting fabrics and textures together,” he explained. A cotton blend seersucker shirt, for example, worked perfectly over the floral pants. “The seersucker provides that contrast of a men’s beachy Baja stripe.”
Elsewhere, flirtatious silhouettes gave way to mid-length dresses with ruffled off the shoulder sleeves and open back shirts with peplums. Another favorite was an archival Baja stripe silk midi dress. “We love bringing back pieces we have done in the past — the blue-and-white Baja stripe was a print we did for fall 2016 runway; it’s such an organic process for us. One of the girls here wore it to work and we went for it — we like the longevity of what we do,” Martin said.
See more from the 2018 Resort Collections:
Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018: Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim worked to keep the Oscar de la Renta loyalists happy while pitching to a new audience.
Narciso Rodriguez Resort 2018: Modernist couture references sculpted Rodriguez’s purist vision for resort.
Tory Burch Resort 2018: Friends and style icons Jackie O and Princess Elizabeth of Toro were Burch’s main muses.
Coach 1941 Resort 2018: Resort hits stores around holiday season, and Stuart Vevers’ collection was ready to party.