Best of Resort 2013: Part Two

Even more great resort collections have trickled in since our first roundup. From Jonathan Saunders to Rag & Bone to Celine, that 70s psychedelia tre
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Even more great resort collections have trickled in since our first roundup. From Jonathan Saunders to Rag & Bone to Celine, that 70s psychedelia tre
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Even more great resort collections have trickled in since our first roundup. From Jonathan Saunders to Rag & Bone to Celine, that 70s psychedelia trend is still there. But there are also some subdued, laid back, classic pieces that are more feasible for day-to-day life in the resort months (for those of us who don't hang out at resorts that often). Luckily we'll have plenty of options come December.

Click through for more of our favorite resort collections!

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Carven

Swinging London meets Parisian chic in another covetable collection from Carven designer Guillaume Henri. Henri told us that he wanted to convey a "happy mood," and he pretty much nailed it. How could you not be happy wearing one of those frocks?

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Jonathan Saunders At my resort preview appointment, Jonathan Saunders gave me a huge piece of cake before I'd even noticed there was real food on the table (I hadn't eaten lunch/ate the cake anyway) and I feel like that gesture represents what his collection is about: fun. Also, "psychedelia and color," two big resort trends that he did really, really well. There was also an assortment of evening gowns that we hope to see on some red carpets very soon.

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Roksanda Illincic Roksanda did what she does best for resort: sleek, unfussy shapes in mostly solid colors, but in some new fabrics. For example, one dress that looks like floral brocade is actually denim. The chicest denim we've ever seen.

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Altuzarra Swarovski womenswear award winner Joseph Altuzarra showed us all over again how much he deserved that award with this strong collection of mix-and-match tailored separates. Cool yet sophisticated.

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Celine As should come as no surprise, Phoebe Philo's resort offerings are pretty perfect. Cool, chic and sophisticated in a way that only Philo can do. All the street style queens are probably dying to place their pre-orders on everything from the simple shoes to the wide-leg pants to the oversized clutches.

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Erdem Erdem's colorful, print-filled resort collection may have a retro vibe, but there were plenty of lovely options for a certain modern day princess who has worn his designs on more than one occassion.

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Rachel Comey The Rachel Comey girl now has some great denim pieces to incorporate into her enviably cool wardrobe. And, of course, some subdued floral dresses and even more cute shoes.

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Rag & Bone Marcus Wainwright and David Neville did what they do best here--cool clothes for city dwellers. It's not very resort-y, so it's exactly what we're going to end up wanting to wear in the winter months--great outerwear, cozy sweaters and thick trousers--with some florals thrown in to remind us that spring is on its way.

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Stella McCartney We're still not clear on whether this is a spring or a resort collection, but we know we love it all. Resort's 70s psychedelia trends are definitely there but in a more laid back, unfussy way than some other designers have done.

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Valentino The first word that comes to mind when perusing this collection is "delightful." We wish we could go through our day to day lives wearing nothing but these lacey pastel confections, but we'll settle for seeing them all over red carpets.

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Peter Pilotto A lot of designers did graphic prints this season, but no one did it better than print master Peter Pilotto. Add amazing 3-d beading and perfect tailoring and you have one pretty mind-blowing collection.