Nicky Zimmermann took a new approach to resort, as the designer explained backstage: “Usually when I do a ready-to-wear collection I start from a point of memory or something that is close to me personally but this time we decided to build ourselves a muse.” A fiery, lovelorn artist and Latin themes emerged; her imagined handwritten letters and paintings gave way to the prints — most memorably a black brushstroke seen in everything from flirtatious shorts to cropped voluminous-sleeve tops.

The Latin flair was recurrent throughout the collection. Tiered floral skirts were mixed and matched with ruffly tops and polka-dot dresses, while swimsuits featured frilly sleeves and bodices. But it was not all feminine and romantic — Zimmermann assertively balanced fragility with toughness via linen pinstripe suiting options with high-waisted pants. “We love texture and I love embroideries but it is about mixing that feminine element with something a little bit stronger in spirit,” she explained.

See More From the 2018 Resort Collections:

Marina Moscone Resort 2018: Marina Moscone’s resort was referenced by art while focusing on key pieces her woman will want in her wardrobe.
Kate Spade New York Resort 2018: Deborah Lloyd balanced playful kitsch and pop femininity for her Kate Spade New York resort collection.
Rag & Bone Resort 2018: Resort was a smart progression in focusing on perfecting individual pieces for Rag & Bone.
M Missoni Resort 2018: A light feminist spirit coursed throughout the playful resort collection for M Missoni.
Rochas Resort 2018: Feminine silhouettes and rich fabrics contributed to the sophisticated elegance of this resort collection.
MSGM Resort 2018: Massimo Giorgetti combined a retro surf inspiration with contemporary art and music references in this resort collection infused with urban edge.