Cruise collections are fast becoming more and more important in the fashion world. Originally an American solution to the problem of living in one season and holidaying in a another (usually hotter) one, cruise/resort collections now provide transitional, almost seasonless ranges.
We are increasingly finding these ranges are more wearable and appealing than some of the mainline catwalk collections, as they lack some of the OTT drama of a huge runway show. Here are some of our favourites so far.
DVF just goes from strength to strength under the creative direction of Yvan Mispelaere. He called the show Wrapsody Rap, and said it had a “hip-hop feeling with a romantic edginess.” We’re not sure about the hip hop thing, but we loved the tones of grey and silver, bold prints and injections of bright colour.
Rachel Roy is another label we are loving more and more and her cruise collection was a tribute to elegant simplicity, with a nod to the 60’s.
Black, white and camel contrasted with white, super bright turq and tones of orange, in beautifully understated shapes that we want to wear right now.
Ignoring the neoprene dresses (wet suits are not for the over 40’s unless for strictly practical reasons), we love the flashes of fluorescents and animal prints, mixed with black and white. A teddy boy inspired jacket and brothel creepers are key items for next season, they are everywhere!
And finally, Amanda is ahead of the game with her thing for bling, as all things gold and silver are another big trend in many of the cruise collections. We love this vintage inspired head to toe gold look, also from Micheal Kors.
Look out for more of our favourite resort collections over the next few days.