It’s resort / cruisewear collection time of the year but let’s by getting a refresher of what they’re all about .
These collections are inter-season or a pre-season line of ready-to-wear clothing produced by a fashion house or fashion brand in addition to the recurrent twice-yearly seasonal ones so after autumn winter but before spring summer.
So lets take three female designers and their cruise collections, all with a different vision .... yet possibly with one common thread, the versatility of the pieces, so that you can wear them in a number of ways.
Chanel is moving onwards and upwards following the passing of longtime designer, Karl Lagerfeld, with Virginie Viard taking over the reins for her first solo collection. As a nod to Lagerfeld, Viard chose to show the 2020 Cruise Collection at his favourite show location – the Grand Palais; andas for the collection itself? Already being lauded as heralding in the dawn of a new era of Chanel. The new collection remain’s verymuch entrenched in Lagerfeld’s vision, and features amplesignature tweed, as well as the iconic Chanel suits, all given a fresh and feminine update.
Christian Dior headed to Marrakech to present an haute-couture ‘Cruise’ 2020 collection, promoting local craftsmanship and multiculturalism. This collection also marks a radical shift for the brand, with a focus on wax-printed fabrics and prints from Africa, rendered into stunning couture floor-length dresses and skirts, with added tulle layers and Dior branding. Controversial with current cultural appropriation issues, but still rather stunning.
Prada definitely the less flamboyant showed a Cruise 2020 collection in New York pieces were more subdued , focusing on overcoats and blazers over peasant tops, a trend which has been coming though on both women and menswear .These pastoral or artsy tops were worn with calf-length skirts and plenty of signature