California native and now New York transplant Derek Lam
took a 2 1/2 week trip to Bhutan and Phuket in March
that proved inspiration for his fabulous new 2012 Resort Collection.
Color blocks remniscent of Tibetan prayer flags,
fabrics embroidered in the manner of textiles he found in Bhutan,
scarf print halter dresses with Buddhist motifs,
and hand loomed sash belts.
Scuba also made an appearance via second skin knits in white and vivid turquoise.
The collection is not only resort perfection, but also uptown chic.