Rather than root around for new inspirations season after season, Andrea Lieberman expands on an ongoing dialogue. "A lot of my influences keep coming full circle, and I think the customer appreciates that recognizability," the stylist-turned-designer said. Her reference points for Resort include African tribalism (she spent years traveling through countries including Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya) and Southern Californian skater culture. Pieces including a roomy utility jacket in flame red and boyish tabbed trousers with artisanal seed beading that trailed down the sides of the legs and along the back yoke had a pleasant familiarity about them. We've seen similar styles from Lieberman in the past, and retailers reportedly keep banging down her door for more. But there were also a few new elements here, which mixed well with A.L.C.
's staples. In a nod to classic notions of Resort, Lieberman added an anchor motif to her best-selling striped sweaters and experimented with a nubby linen jacquard fabric on a flirty wrap skirt. She also showed lightweight chevron-pattern silk track pants that hit on an ongoing trend and nicely exemplified the label's relaxed, approachable attitude.