Lisa Perry never tires of the sixties, but for Resort she had a particular style icon in mind. "I love Françoise Hardy's chic, casual vibe," she said at her Pop-art Madison Avenue store. "Her energy is so cool."
Hardy's tomboy influence meant fewer A-line shifts—a Perry
standby—and more separates. White cotton twill jeans were worn with a sleeveless blouse with a teensy ruffle decorating its high neck; white textured flares went with a voluminous A-line top. Perry has been living in track pants, so there was a take on those, too. The black stretch Milano knit leggings with white piping up the sides were styled with a mini anorak in a black-and-white rosette print (a back pleat gave it a more high-fashion shape).
A windowpane-print baby doll dress, smocked at the front, was another new silhouette. Yet Perry was sure not to let her trademarks fall by the wayside. She did a good job of incorporating her favorite circle pockets here and there. And the trapeze dress—a style she includes nearly every season—got a lovable update in an airy black cotton printed with upside-down triangles. "There are enough signatures in this collection without it being so literal," Perry said. "It still feels like me."