Checking In On Resort 2011: Michael Kors, Burberry, Yigal And More

by TIFFANY ETESSAMI · June 4, 2010

Resort 2011 is in full swing with fresh, summery new collections from the chicest designers. Let's check in on this week's debuts from Michael Kors, Chris Benz, Z Spoke by Zac Posen, Yigal Azrouel and Christopher Bailey's Burberry Prorsum.

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Michael Kors: Most of the designer's didn't stray too far from what they're known for, including the lovable Michael Kors. In a collection that can be described as "relaxed luxury", Kors included lots of beige, cashmere knits, safari-inspired shirts and a python coat.

Chris Benz: One of the new kids on the block, Chris Benz, proved himself with this latest creative collection. Inspired by late Californian sculptor Sascha Brastoff and Los Angeles in the 1950s, Benz created a fun line filled with prints, ruffles and sparkle.

Z Spoke: With his Target line, Zac Posen appealed to the masses. With Z Spoke, his comparatively more affordable diffusion line, he's speaking to the ladies who love Saks (the department store will be the exclusive retailer of the line). Posen calls the Resort collection "pajama glamour" - but it is typical Zac: romantic, feminine dresses in rich colors.

Yigal Azrouël: For the Resort collection, Yigal does what he does best: add feminine touches to menswear inspired pieces. The looks can best be described as clean, fresh and modern - perfect for summer!

Burberry Prorsum: Christopher Bailey declared that his latest line is not a revolution, rather an evolution from Fall 2010. The "continuation" line is inspired by British military men in tropical and exotic locales. The figure-conscious pieces are flattering and, of course, beautiful.

[Images via WWD.com]