For Resort, Nanette Lepore was inspired by the "global gypsy's suitcase." Isn't everyone? To be fair, it was an apt description. "It's about balancing what you wear when you're away and what you can wear right now," Lepore said on Tuesday at her studio. To wit, she offered vacation-appropriate pieces alongside slightly more structured dresses and separates for work and play in the city.

That meant a lace-striped sweatshirt for the plane ride over, and an embroidered tunic and a long floral dress with cutaways at the sides for when you arrive. For those staying in town, there was a fit-and-flare trench, the first Lepore has designed in a while. "I saw girls in Tokyo wearing them, and I thought, This is it, it's time to reintroduce them into the collection," she said. Bi-level, floral-printed sheath dresses were another option—a conservative alternative to the ubiquitous crop top. Also, "it makes your waist look really teeny."

At times it read a little too classic—too pretty-girl in a fashion cycle where a certain amount of boyishness is in overwhelming favor. Lepore addressed that with a culotte suit in a spongy woven fabric that could be worn with Stan Smiths as easily as it could with a pair of stilettos.