Give the retailers what they want during Resort. It's a chorus we've heard over and over this season, and Christian Siriano took the mantra to heart going into his first cruise collection. The opulent eveningwear specialist made a point to include buy-now-wear-now separates, kicking things off with graphic stripe-blocked daytime looks including tailored shorts suits, pencil skirts, and strapless cocktail dresses in a variety of in-your-face hues like magenta, electric violet, and fire-hydrant yellow. His bold use of variegated bands was reportedly inspired by the abstract artwork of Nicholas Wilton, who paints large-scale QR barcodes and other computer-generated matter. With colors like that, it was a relief when Siriano toned things down and let cut and textured fabrics do the talking. Highlights included a versatile stretchy knit sheath and a coated raffia biker jacket.

In the end, though, gowns remained the feature presentation. Devoted fans will go for an intricately beaded, off-the-shoulder number as well as a dramatic trumpet-skirt look that found a way to make the aforementioned stripes feel fresh.