Fashion designers have always been keen to modernize retro treasures from the closet. For example, Resort 2014’s tropical floras are anything but your grandmother’s muumuu or grandfather’s Hawaiian shirt from his tiki bar days in WWII that launched a thousand tacky tourist copies. Sophisticated digital prints ushered in a new era for one of the season’s standards, for what would a sunny holiday be without pretty frocks and rompers bursting with blooms? Beyond casual pieces for the beach and boat, the look has been adapted for cocktail dresses, structured bags and more. Cold climate dwellers will be a tad jealous when they see the Instagram photos. Reed-Krakoff-Resort-2014 peter-pilotto-resort-2014