Nicole Miller likes to go poking around online for vintage. Recently, she unearthed a groovy Hawaiian shirtdress that became the jumping-off point for her Resort collection. "Hawaiian mod," is what she called the results.
Miller executed her vision quite nicely. A palm-tree-printed camp shirt was updated with a keyhole back, as was a silk sweatshirt printed with a motif inspired by a vintage surfboard. A formfitting striped tank dress was just a little bit sixties, while the rash-guard-inspired tops—one paired with a sarong skirt in a Hawaiian floral—added a true surf element. Unsurprisingly, Miller used plenty of neoprene, which she said continues to sell well. But she also cleverly fashioned what is essentially girdle fabric into some of the more body-conscious styles. Printed sneakers with espadrille detailing casually finished off each look.
Wakeboarding happens to be a hobby of Miller's, which is fitting for the season. While these pieces might be too precious for the ocean, they certainly capture the right feeling.