Louis Vuitton -

TIMELESS INDIA Paris: Kim Jones looked to India this season, from the luxe style of 1920's maharajas to the military influences of palace guards. A distinct 70's feel was apparent in the earthy palette and vintage silhouettes, while vibrant pink and mirror embellishments spoke to traditional Indian inspiration. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Patterned, short sleeve shirt / High-waisted trousers / Double-breasted suit / Silk ...
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Jonathan Saunders -

THE MEMPHIS EFFECT London:  For C/R 15 Jonathan Saunders was inspired by Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis movement. The definitive style echoed throughout the structured silhouettes and muted color scheme, while asymmetrical hems and wrapped details kept the looks fresh and modern. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Rounded knit mesh sweaters / Slim asymmetrical fit and flare dresses / Relaxed trench / ...
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Marni -

SPORT LUXURY Milan:  For C/R 15 Consuelo Castiglioni took active wear classics, such as color-blocked polos and relaxed track pants, and reinterpreted them with luxurious flourish. Supple leathers, artistic prints and whimsical color combinations blended together seamlessly for a beautiful and feminine take on sport.  — Marissa Stuart  Key Items:  Color-blocked mini shirts / Zippered polos / Mini skirts / Mid-calf coat ...
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Alexander McQueen -

EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP London: Sarah Burton designed a beautiful collection for Cruise. Using references from Matisse, traditional vintage kimonos and men’s wear fabrics, she crafted streamlined silhouettes – some with exaggerated hips.  A vignette of menswear suits and dresses with embroidered flowers at the hemlines heralded the highlight of the lineup – embellishment – colored Perspex flower petals sewn around the necklines of ...
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Artisanal Patching

Combinations of different check patterns and heritage wovens have an artisanal feel on shirts, coats and knits, while blocks of different prints create visual interest on tees and crewnecks for S/S 15.
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Raf Simons -

SEA & SPACE Paris: Raf Simons presented a space age collection punctuated with Japanese-style illustrations of ocean waves and cherry blossoms. Silhouettes explored sharp geometric shapes, and dense beading added a surprising dose of texture to the minimalist looks. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Mesh tank / Denim shirt + pant set / Skinny trousers / Sharp, elongated jacket Color: Black / White / Khaki / ...
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Valentino -

NATURE STUDY Paris: Nature themes appeared in the form of antique garden florals, vintage motifs, and intricate embroideries. Military influences balanced all the loveliness with some masculinity, while sporty sandals and sneakers grounded the look with a casual contrast.   — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Patterned shirt / Leather Tee / Refined khakis / Military jacket / Floral suit / Novelty coat Color: Black / White ...
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Haider Ackermann -

ROMANTIC ANDROGYNY Paris: Layers of lustrous fabric and an eclectic mix of motifs conjured a luxe, bohemian feel. Pants in leather or silk varied from super skinny to pajama-style, while oversized shirts worn beneath fitted vests made for a poetic, androgynous look. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Striped tee / Pegged trousers / Pajama pants / Tailored vest / Elongated Jacket / Silk robe Color: Black ...
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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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Sur Safari

Safari connotations bring freshness to beach-ready looks for S/S 15. Khaki colors, ombré techniques and dark floral prints adorn shorts and knits, while yellow and sky blue shades look playful on beach anoraks and knee-length pants.
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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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Mary Katrantzou -

A TO Z London: Mary Katrantzou moved into C/R 15 with a shift from her signature, hyper-realistic prints to an artistic medley of decorative embellishments. Citing the alphabet as the source of her inspiration, modern updates to A-line and S-Bend silhouettes set the stage for elaborate lace lettering and cursive embroidery. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: High-waist tap pants / Slim net dresses / ...
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Urban Sailors

Menswear designers update nautical looks to make them city-ready attire. Classic breton stripe knits and sailor pants define the trend, while naval stripes give a nonchalant appeal to tailored separates and coats.  
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