June 18, 2008 New York
What season could be better suited to the talents of Allegra Hicks, queen of caftans, than Resort? Her printsthis season a bold tropical motif and some smaller floralsnaturally lend themselves to flowy, beach-friendly separates in jersey, stretch poplin, toweling, and a crinkled gauze that especially captured the sea-and-sand mood. Still, there were no surprises here. And for all of its patterns, the collection lacked a real creative imprint.