June 15, 2011 New York
Gregory Parkinson has a busy summer ahead of him: a trip to Shanghai for his Anthropologie collaboration and an excursion to the Peruvian jungle, where he'll be working at the behest of the Field Museum of Chicago, helping the Shipibo tribe to develop their embroideries. The L.A. designer made a quick stop in New York to show off his Resort collection, which had an easy informality compared to his Fall lineup. The color palette is earthier, too. In the overdyed camouflage-print wrap top, worn with walking shorts and a bikini, you could blend into the exotic surroundings on your next trip to Florida or Hawaii—two destinations in which Parkinson has recently noticed that vacation-goers are dressing up more. Then again, blending in isn't really Parkinson's thing. Case in point: the gorgeous caftan patchworked together from printed silk twill, tie-dye stripes, and more of that camo fabric. You won't want to save it for the beach.