Riccardo Tisci is a designer who likes to get mileage out of a theme once he's found it. So far, he's used a trip to South America to fuel his Fall ready-to-wear and haute couture shows, and he's not stopping for Resort. No matter, though, because it's here that the filtering of Latin American Catholicism and gaucho influence makes the most sense as elements of an urban wardrobe.

Tisci's skill in developing Givenchy as a go-to blouse house was stamped all over Resort in different ways: undulating plissé frills falling into asymmetric jabots, a crisp linen jacquard lace, shirtdresses, and (a trend to watch) a lot of new scarf action at the neck—either wound integrally into striped and bandanna-print shirts, or as silk squares, knotted Girl Scout-style. Accessory-wise, there was a choice of fully embracing the South American Way—gold cowboy boots, gaucho riding-chap boots—or not. A great fold-over tobacco lizard clutch was charged with the kind of unidentifiable, no-logo chic that is quietly gathering more and more followers to the cult of Givenchy.