Fashion Chris Benz's 2012 Resort Collection: See the Photos! By Caitlin Petreycik Caitlin Petreycik Caitlin Petreycik is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn who covers all things food, fashion, design, and pop culture. In addition to InStyle, her work has been published in Glamour, Food & Wine, Vox, and New York Magazine. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on June 12, 2011 @ 12:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Courtesy of Chris Benz Chris Benz's 2012 resort collection was inspired by Bermuda, which translates to cheery tropical prints, lightweight chambray, and, of course, Bermuda shorts! "I grew up in rainy Seattle so I have a special place in my heart for anywhere that's sunny and fun," the designer told us. "For resort, I looked into great old vacation spots, and realized that Bermuda always gets overlooked. I researched the history and found out that it was a secret resort spot for all the royals." Benz introduced swimwear this season, and he punched up the line with collaborations from his accessory designer pals: Alejandro Ingelmo shoes, Patricia Underwood hats and The Woods jewelry. Click “See the Photos” to browse Chris Benz's Resort 2012 lineup. MORE:• The Latest Resort Collections!• Your Favorite Designer: A-Z!