Resort is Reed Krakoff's sophomore outing. Presenting it in his minimal yet warm showroom, which he says is a template of sorts for the flagship store he's opening in New York in early August, he called the collection a continuation of Fall. "It still has the utilitarian elements," he said, "but they're lightened, more nuanced, more feminine."
An easy apron dress came in camel leather, khaki python, or white crepe de chine. Washed organza work shirts were shown tucked into paper bag-waist shorts. And denim woven with silk was cut into a crisp button-down and matching trim cropped pants. But the highlight was probably the tailoring. A low double-breasted pantsuit, a sleeveless cashmere angora coat-dress, and a slim, long trench all looked great. No surprise, given his tenure at Coach, there was a vast, impressive array of accessories on the shelves. Our editors liked mid-calf boots made from leather and mesh, flat sandals in saddle leather with closed backs, and a tote made from one long ribbon of leather stitched together. Krakoff is swiftly establishing a softly minimal signature, and with his reasonable price points, that store of his will likely do a brisk business.