June 10, 2013 New York
After a murder-mystery-themed collection for Fall, Tocca's Emma Fletcher decided to lighten things up for Resort. The new lineup was inspired by candy of all sorts. Make no mistake, Fletcher didn't go all Willy Wonka on us, but she did name each piece after a different confection, saying, "I wanted it to be like a candy store, and you simply pick what you want." Delicate blouses with diagonal-striped lace insets reminded the designer of Liquorice Allsorts, which were a favorite of hers growing up. Other highlights included a short-sleeve Taffy jacket and its matching A-line skirt cut from watermelon-colored suede, as well as a black crepe Gobstopper jumpsuit with fluttery sleeves. At the end of the day, it was more about wearable clothes than a cutesy concept. Fletcher delivered on that with a practical waterproof mackintosh coat with a tentlike drape in back and a flirty burnout velvet frock that had a retro forties appeal. Sweet.