May 18, 2011 New York
The Sportmax girl for Resort isn't paddling by the pool. She looks more like an emissary from the not-too-distant future, one chockablock with sharp lines, slightly sinister trenches, and space-age fabrication techniques. (To wit: The edges of a fluttery silk dress are "thermal-welded" with grosgrain ribbon, rather than sewn.) In this universe, man and woman are two sides of the same coin—or make that, the same look. A menswear-style pinstripe suit looks like business from the front; turn it around, though, and the back panel is actually a shimmering sheet of silk. Longer lengths and cuts tiptoe toward the severe, but a few plunging necklines add sex appeal to this cool, unexpected collection. And while the cutout gloves are probably best left in the future, there could be a market today for the cutout, patent loafer pumps.
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