Martin Grant doesn't think fashion is all about him. He only recently took to Instagram. He's hopeless at name-dropping, though it is well documented that friends like Cate Blanchett and Lee Radziwill have supported him from the outset. And when Cameron Diaz appeared in The Other Woman wearing his dress, the designer did not fire off a single e-mail. Grant figured that those who know, know. It's about the clothes.

He doesn't talk up inspirations, either, but he allowed that Resort is about more chic, refined daywear. One key piece was what Grant called the "car door": a mid-thigh-length, raglan-sleeved coat in washed duchesse satin and neutral colors (black, white, navy, mocha, or bronze). "It's the perfect nothing, but it's everything," the designer remarked. Worn with Grant's high-waisted slim trousers or even just jeans, it definitely could go almost anywhere.

Favorite graphic flourishes, notably optical checks and polka dots, cropped up on bias-cut skirts, wide trousers, and crisp blouses with a smart triple-cravat detail. One sleeveless black cotton dress featured a dot so large there was room for only half of it. Semicircular silhouettes had more or less swing depending on the fabric: There was a peacoat with a swing back, a shorter "car door" in cotton, and a sleeveless blue viscose dress that balanced sportiness and sexiness. Meanwhile, another Grant signature, the smart little trench, appeared this season in a complexion-flattering shade of nude.