The Top Resort 2012 Collections: From Acne to Zero + Maria Cornejo

Resort is becoming a major season for everyone from established design houses to rising star designers, thanks to its long shelf life in the stores. Here, browse the latest collections to be unveiled.

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Acne Resort 2012 Acne's resort collection, the first it has shown in New York, played with colors like cyan and tangerine and couture like fabrics.
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Anna Sui Resort 2012 Designer Anna Sui is having a hippie moment this resort season, drawing inspiration from David Hicks' geometric prints.
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Balenciaga Resort 2012 Nicolas Ghesquiere headed into Balenciaga's rich archives for inspiration for this resort collection and focused on playing with proportion.
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Balenciaga Resort 2012
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Behnaz Sarafpour Resort 2012 Behnaz Sarafpour went minimalist for resort season -- albeit one with glamourous touches like lace detailing.
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Bibhu Mohapatra Resort 2012 This marks the first season that Bibhu Mohapatra is showing resort. This cocktail dress with lace crochet over layers of yellow chiffon is a standout.
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Bottega Veneta Resort 2012 This mostly neutral collection from Bottega Veneta Creative Director Tomas Maier is intended for chic city slickers. Pops of red added some life to the collection.
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Bottega Veneta Resort 2012
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Burberry Prorsum Resort 2012 With playful colors and embellishments like wooden beads and crochet, this resort collection from Creative Director Christopher Bailey took the Burberry heritage in a new direction.
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Burberry Prorsum Resort 2012
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Calvin Klein Resort 2012 Francisco Costa stuck with Calvin Klein's mantra of monochromatic minimalism with this resort collection.
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Calvin Klein Resort 2012
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Carolina Herrera Resort 2012 Carolina Herrera is all about the floral print this season.
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Carolina Herrera Resort 2012
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Chanel Resort 2012 With a color palette of black, white and lemon, this was a sophisticated collection from Karl Lagerfeld, not to mention quintessentially Chanel.
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Chanel Resort 2012
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Chloe Resort 2012 Chloe may have said good-bye to Creative Director Hannah MacGibbon, but the house goes on. Red is a central theme of this resort collection.
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Chris Benz Resort 2012 Barbados socialites were Chris Benz's inspiration for this resort collection. The designer also collaborated with Alejandro Ingelmo on shoes and sneakers and is presenting swim for the first time.
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Chris Benz Resort 2012
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Christian Dior Resort 2012 The house of Dior is going on without John Galliano. This collection, produced by the in-house Dior design team as a Galliano successor has yet to be named, took its cues from Morocco.
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Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2012 Designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs got inspired by furniture designer Sebastian Brajkovic's work when creating this collection, which feels both surrealist and completely wearable.
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Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2012 Diane von Furstenberg is having a neon moment this resort season, with a collection that feels like it was lifted from a 1980s new age music video.
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Derek Lam Resort 2012 Designer Derek Lam took his cues from Thailand and classic America styling, which mixed to interesting results.
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Donna Karan Resort 2012 While most designers are heading to the tropics for inspiration for their resort collections, Donna Karan looked to her muse, the working woman, to inspire this body conscious collection.
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Donna Karan Resort 2012
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Erdem Resort 2012 1950s influences played a major role in Erdem Moralioglu's resort season.
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Erdem Resort 2012
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Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli Resort 2012 The designer's exuberant resort run serves as a precursor to two very different firsts for Valli: a haute couture collection debuting July 4, and a mass-market line for Macy's this fall. In the meantime, jet-setting party girl fans can be sated with mixed prints and juicy colors in suits, shifts and gowns.
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Giorgio Armani Resort 2012 This was a classic Giorgio Armani collection full of daywear, with just a nod to the far east.
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Givenchy Resort 2012 Riccardo Tisci remains atop the fashion set's golden list with a delightfully sporty, graphic and cut with fun-loving drama.
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Gucci Resort 2012 Frida Giannini went back to the Gucci glory days in 1950s and 1960s, paying homage with this collection to Gucci's jetsetter history.
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Jason Wu Resort 2012 Jason Wu took cues from California and Puerto Rico this season. He is also debuting swim for the first time.
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Jason Wu Resort 2012
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Jonathan Saunders Resort 2012 It is all about ladylike dresses with 1970s influences this season for Jonathan Saunders.
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Kimberly Ovitz Resort 2012 The newly-minted New Yorker (she's an L.A. transplant) presented her first resort collection with the same black-white-and-neutral palette, but retained a sense of the west coast with a sand dune photographic print, mixed in with plenty of black and white asymmetrical, body-con constructions.
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Louis Vuitton Resort 2012 This Louis Vuitton resort collection, shown in the pool room at the Four Seasons restaurant, was the first time that Sofia Coppola (Marc Jacobs' longtime muse) took a leading role on the design team.
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Michael Kors Resort 2012 Sydney and the surf culture in Australia inspired this resort collection from Michael Kors.
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Missoni Resort 2012 Romantic in tone, this Missoni collection is all about the maxi dress.
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Narciso Rodriguez Resort 2012 This resort collection from Narciso Rodriguez was graphic -- playing with black, white and red.
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Ohne Titel Resort 2012 Ohne Titel designers Flora Gill and Alexa Adams played with knits and texture this season -- to cool and wearable results.
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Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 Oscar de la Renta played with tweed, polka dots and graphic patterns, for a collection clearly aimed at his core customer.
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Peter Som Resort 2012 Peter Som played with color and texture this season and got inspired by one of his favorite flowers, the orchid.
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Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung Resort 2012 Fresh from winning the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear, Gurung presented characteristically feminine dresses with tailored trousers and shirts alongside rapper Rye Rye's new single, "New Thing".
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Preen Resort 2012 Japanese flowers were an inspiration this season for Preen designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi.
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Rachel Roy Resort 2012 This season was distinctly clean and minimal from designer Rachel Roy.
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Rachel Zoe Resort 2012 New designer (and new mom) Rachel Zoe focused on 1970s tailored suits and maxi gowns.
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Reed Krakoff Resort 2012 This season was all about bold color for designer Reed Krakoff: kelly green, bold blue and red.
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Sophie Theallet Resort 2012 Sophie Theallet drew inspiration from Zelda Fitzgerald for the resort season, with a heavy emphasis on glamour.
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Stella McCartney Resort 2012 The designer's eye-popping umbrella-striped bubble tunics and Hawaiian and seersucker prints played perfectly with the backyard party, complete with lollipops and croquet.
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Suno Resort 2012 Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty headed to Hawaii for this resort collection for Suno -- which also feels vintage inspired.
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Suno Resort 2012
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Thakoon Resort 2012 This Thakoon collection is all about the details like eyelet patchwork and corseted waists.
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The Row Resort 2012 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen may have lost out the Swarovski womenswear CFDA to Prabal Gurung, but the collection continues to grow and evolve each season. This collection took its cues from Venetian living.
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The Row Resort 2012
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Theyskens' Theory Cool and rock 'n' roll was the vibe at Olivier Theyskens' resort debut for Theory.
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Vera Wang Resort 2012 Vera Wang focused on neutral colors and abstract patterns.
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Vionnet Resort 2012 Designer Rodolfo Paglialunga peppered in an array of delightful casual pieces with the typically dramatic red-carpet numbers for a lively, color-blocked collection.
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Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2012 Stefano Pilati's resort collection for Yves Saint Laurent this season highlighted the culture of the Navy, including anchors, starfish and rope motifs.
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Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2012
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Zac Posen Resort 2012 Zac Posen said that he was inspired by Japanese gardens when creating this resort collection -- but full-on red carpet drama seemed to be the name of the game.
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Zero by Maria Cornejo Resort 2012 Maria Cornejo got inspired by Miami for resort, playing with bright colors like tangerine orange and electric pink and bold prints.
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