Erin Fetherston is buzzing about her new side gig as creative consultant and designer for Juicy Couture, calling the position "exciting and energizing." Does that mean terrycloth has found its way into her signature line? Not quite, but Fetherston is working with denim this Resort season, a first for her. Hence, a sweet peplum jean jacket and skinny high-waisted trousers. "The idea is that this collection is a self-contained wardrobe," she explained. "It's not just about cocktail dressing."

The more relaxed focus continued with chiffon sweetheart-neckline dresses featuring elastic waists and a blush silk crepe number with a draped knit overlay. Fetherston is smart to offer customers more versatile pieces, but she still couldn't resist a version of one of her signature silhouettes: a one-shouldered textured gold metallic minidress that's a far cry from a tracksuit. It was the collection's real knockout.