July 13, 2008 New York
Koi Suwannagate chose travel as inspiration for her sophomore Resort effort. As well worn a path as that might be, the light, feminine clothes she showed certainly seemed like the perfect thing to tuck into a little suitcase for a romantic getaway. Many pieces mixed Suwannagate's signature cashmere with hand-dyed chiffon, and hand-sculpted flowers embellished everything from summery tops to floor-grazing gowns. The California-based designer, known for her one-off knits, continued to develop her reach by including more ready-to-wear pieces in the line, but without sacrificing the intimate, homespun touch that distinguishes her brand.