June 06, 2010
Peter Beard's images of Africa inspired Max and Lubov Azria's travel-themed Resort collection. It's a reference that can easily feel clichéd, but to the designers' credit, their interpretation was fresh. Colorful batik-printed caftans and billowy silk dresses in a rainbow of greens—chartreuse, lime, asparagus—popped against neutral separates, including great slouchy khaki shorts and lightweight cotton utility-style jackets. To complete the luxe global-nomad look: a series of white cotton shirts and tank dresses featuring tie fronts and draped skirts.