Sometimes the sum of a collection's parts is greater than the whole message. Such was the case with Rachel Comey
's latest Resort lineup, which offered a little bit of something for everyone with its eclectic mix of easy daytime pieces and comfortable, chic footwear. (Shoes reportedly make up 50 percent of the contemporary label's business.) Instead of offering a canned inspiration spiel, the designer explained she simply made clothes that she felt were missing from her own wardrobe. A recent trip to the Bronx Zoo with her son gave rise to exotic striped pencil skirts and sheaths that were actually done in an okapi animal print "because they're better-looking than zebras."
Other highlights here included a "mens-y" slouchy blazer worn over a pin-striped tunic and matching relaxed trousers, as well as slinky knit polos that had modern vintage appeal. Casual slub-linen tops and a caftan-like Dune dress were cut from absorbent Turkish bath towels and would work well at the beach. Speaking of, Comey recently expanded into swimwear, and showed cool maillots and button-up "surf shirts" similar to those that will be sold at a pop-up installation Comey will host at Montauk hot spot The Surf Lodge, in July.