June 10, 2014 New York
For Resort, Weiland and his co-designer, Alan Eckstein, were inspired by the fashion and interiors of mid-century Palm Springs, which was clearest in an abstract "calf floral" that showed up on a pencil skirt, worn with a teal sweater that had a honeycomb-stitch overlay and marled rim, and on the wide sleeves of an otherwise-fitted sweatshirt dress. Another mid-century classic, the polo sweater, was updated in a stretchy knit that Weiland said is great at keeping its shape. It came in basic black and also as a gingham jacquard that played into the label's quirky-cool-girl aesthetic.
While there were plenty of separates to go around, it was the festive dresses that made a lasting impression. Not every style was one-shouldered, but Weiland and Eckstein certainly had fun with that idea. For instance, a black frock embroidered with the calf floral pattern had one strong shoulder and one done with a spaghetti strap. A white dress, gently gathered at the waist, was made to look like it was one-shouldered and layered under a classic ribbed tank top (the two pieces were actually attached). Those are the kinds of dresses that light up a party, whether it's an office event or the Governors Ball.