Resort 2012: Douglas Hannant

Douglas Hannant Resort 2012 collection

How do you hammer home the idea of a cruise collection in the middle of steamy hot Manhattan? (Seriously, it's really hot here folks.) You stage it on the Intrepid. And that's precisely what Douglas Hannant did.

Scores of his loyal customers and sweating editors teetered on heels (thankfully we were rewarded with cold beverages) and waited for the show. I have to say, with the city as a backdrop and planes along the runway, it was a pretty dramatic setting.

But enough of that. The clothes! The daywear was Hannant at his best. Cute striped dress after cute striped dress were fun, sexy, and just what his audience wanted. Navy and white knits ruled the collection, and nautical details (a nod to the locale) popped out—sailor caps, sailor pants, and yes, sailor stripes. I imagine the next time these clothes are worn they'll be on a different type of boat…

Photo: Looks from the Douglas Hannant Resort 2012 collection