Gilles Mendel channeled a French chic vibe for the J. Mendel Resort 2015 collection channeling his muse as “having a ‘Belle de Jour’ moment.” With white silk shirts with ties, short pleated skirts and suits in colors like purple and orange, the collection exhibited a sophisticated yet eccentric aesthetic. Little black dresses came in several versions, from flirty with a high waist and flutter skirt, to sophisticated via a straight silhouette and tweed and jacquard paneling.

Shiny beading was thrown into the mix, worked allover on a striped T-shirt gown and on simple tank tops that Mendel said could “go with anything.”