While the final result is never predictable, there are certain elements you can expect to find in most Yigal Azrouël collections, and the designer's latest Resort collection worked within his established language. Azrouël tends to favor a body-conscious silhouette, and here he showed curve-hugging sheaths with geometric necklines and zippers that trailed along the spine, as well as bustier tops and second-skin leggings cut from alligator embossed leather. He also called attention to the figure with sheer, contrasting mesh seams that were engineered to flattering effect on a long white column gown.

Motorcycle jackets are consistent best sellers for Azrouël, and this season he posed the question: "How do you do a biker that doesn't feel too heavy?" His solution: swapping out standard leather for a breezy eyelet with grommetlike holes that was equal parts tough and sweet. The topper was one of the collection's standouts, as was a printed neoprene set that included a cropped rash-guard top and a matching flouncy skirt that gave the illusion of multiple layers. Several of the menswear-inspired looks here were welcome surprises—in particular, a sturdy cotton double-breasted shorts suit and a tailored tuxedo. Overall, though, while the lineup successfully updated some of Azrouël's signatures, it also felt a bit too safe.