Author Archives: Deirdre Perez


Balmain -

GRAPHIC SEVENTIES Paris: After a recent trip to Los Angeles, creative director Olivier Rousteing was enamored by the carefree lifestyle of its citizens. As a result, a strong '70s influence pervaded his latest Cruise collection for Balmain. Graphic Navajo-inspired patterns and vibrant color juxtaposed with stark black-and-white made a bold statement.  – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Boxy tailored jackets / Updated ponchos / High-waisted flared pants ...
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Antonio Berardi -

BRIGHT + SUMPTUOUS New York: Antonio Berardi looked to the icons of the late '60s and early '70s, incorporating bright color and sumptuous materials, for Cruise 2015. Slim-cut suits with nipped waists and flared pants, mini hemlines and trapeze shapes were drawn directly from the era and given a modern twist. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Slim-cut suits / Trapeze dresses + coats / Fit-and-flare ...
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MSGM -

COLOR PLAY Milan: MSGM's Massimo Giorgetti created a vibrant collection featuring exotic prints drawn from Giò Ponti's ceramics, as well as, playful cacti and pineapple graphics. A combination of smooth and rough textures added depth and tactile surface interest. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Button-front shirts / Mini skirts / Boyfriend jeans / T-shapes / Fit-and-flare dresses / Shirt dresses / Mini shifts / Windbreakers ...
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Ports 1961 -

CRISP UTILITY Milan: Ports 1961 presented a collection of crisp looks with a modern twist. Cruise 2015 meant utility details, flirty elements in the form of voluminous fit-and-flare dresses and of-the-moment asymmetry. A neutral palette leant a sophisticated touch to fresh silhouettes. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Body skimming dresses / Flirty fit-and-flare dresses / Crisp cotton shirts / Jodhpur pants / T-shapes / Tailored ...
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Alberta Ferretti -

BRIGHT + OPTIMISTIC  New York: Alberta Ferretti showcased a colorful collection full of bright jewel tones for Cruise 2015. American artist, Mark Rothko, inspired painterly color-blocked motifs that were intricately crafted into silk intarsia. '60s and early '70s silhouettes kept it feminine with a touch of bohemian-chic. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Summer coats / Cocktail dresses / Floor-sweeping dresses / Suits + sets Color: Fuchsia / ...
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Emilio Pucci -

EXQUISITE SIXTIES Milan: The '60s were in full swing at Emilio Pucci for Cruise 2015. Creative director, Peter Dundas, sent forth a series of mini ensembles with boxy silhouettes cut close to the body. Luxurious craftsmanship was displayed through exquisite embroidery and cutwork. Breton stripes and Sardinian carpet-inspired embroidery delivered a seaside feel to the collection. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Tunics / T-shapes / ...
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Ter et Bantine -

EASTERN INFLUENCE New York: Manuela Arcari of Ter et Bantine created a modern look with athletic-inspired details and Eastern-influenced silhouettes for Cruise 2015. Contrasting panels, innovative materials and a keen attention to detail resulted in a striking series of statement pieces. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Tent dresses / Tank dresses / Wide-leg trousers / Boxy sets / Asymmetrical skirts / Pencil skirts / Windbreakers ...
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Trademark -

CLASSIC LINES New York: Trademark presented an array of crisp sportswear looks with an emphasis on clean lines. A mix of brights and mid-tones produced depth and dimension. Abstract graphics and texture play added a unique twist to an overall minimal aesthetic. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Summer coats / Boxy jackets / Cropped trousers / Sweater knits / Matched sets / Pleated skirts / ...
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Richard Nicoll -

POLISHED + NONCHALANT London: Richard Nicoll created a polished-yet-beachy feeling for Cruise 2015 by employing a combination of simple silhouettes and slightly crinkled materials. Each look was cut with just the right amount of ease.  – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: T-shapes / Relaxed summer coats / Tailored jackets / Button-front shirts and dresses / Sleeveless jackets / A-line skirts / Knit sweaters / Cigarette pants ...
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Giles -

COLOR PLAY New York: Giles Deacon produced a vibrant and playful collection for Cruise 2015. Whimsical flamingos, acid-bright pansies, and tie-dye brought the casual lineup of T-shapes, flared pants and flirty dresses to life. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: T-shapes / Flared pants / Relaxed summer coats / Tank tops / Tunic dresses / Tank dresses / Fit-and-flare dresses / Matched sets / Bomber jacket ...
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Joseph -

LUXE, CLEAN + NONCHALANT  London: Louise Trotter grounded her Resort collection for Joseph in ornate paisley. A sophisticated combination of luxurious jacquard, precise tailoring and masculine silhouettes created an alluring aesthetic that was both clean and nonchalant. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Masculine top coats / Pajama sets / Cigarette pants / Button-front blouses and shirts / Tailored jackets / A-line skirts / Matched sets ...
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Piazza Sempione -

MIDCENTURY SIMPLICITY New York: Piazza Sempione presented a collection full of elegant tailoring and polished looks for Cruise. Painterly brushtrokes in black and gold stood out lending an artistic element to classic pieces. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Shirtdresses / T-shapes / Crisp suits / Leather jackets / Cigarette pants / Full skirts / Button-front shirts / Collarless coat / Short-sleeved sweater Color: White / Beige / ...
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Elie Saab -

EXQUISITE ELEGANCE New York: For Cruise 2015, Elie Saab pulled his sweet color palette from Impressionist paintings. Simple silhouettes were updated through of-the-moment dimensional origami folds, intricate embellishment and lacy insets. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Suits and sets / Track suit / Silky blouses / Elongated skirts / Cocktail dresses / Luxe evening gowns / Fur jackets / Evening jumpsuits / Perfecto jacket / ...
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Veronique Branquinho -

MASCULINE UTILITY New York: Masculine tailoring was the focus of Veronique Branquinho's latest collection for Resort 2015. Utilitarian patch pockets and traditional patterns drawn in pen gave a casual, unique and whimsical spirit to the lineup. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Masculine tailored suits / Button-front shirts / A-line skirts / Halter dresses / Shirt dresses / Bomber jackets / Wrap sweater / Trench coats ...
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Cédric Charlier -

CLEAN + BRIGHT New York: Cédric Charlier sent forth a Resort collection that was both clean in silhouette and bright in color. A recent trip to Greece and vibrant carpets stimulated the creativity behind each look. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Relaxed outerwear / Tapered pants / T-shapes / Asymmetrical tops and dresses / Tank dresses / Button-front tops Color: Off-white / Cream / Gold / Peach ...
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