Calvin Klein Collection -

TEXTURE PLAY Milan: Designer Italo Zucchelli's monochrome silhouettes were built of an amalgam of textures. Matte jersey played against transparent vinyl, while dense quilting contrasted slick leather, creating a futuristic, minimalist feel.   — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Leather tank top / Oversized shirt / Quilted pullover / Vinyl jacket / Double-breasted suit Color: Black / White / Steel grey / Pale nude / Tan / Yellow ...
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Tillmann Lauterbach -

SHINE ON Milan: Metallic and high-shine leathers lent Tillmann Lauterbach's collection a futuristic feel. Dense, jersey tees provided a textural contrast and grounded the directional looks, while splatter paint motifs added a crafty element. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Dense tee / Short-sleeved, button front shirt / Leather shorts / Draped jacket Color: Black / White / Light grey / Metallic lavender / Navy blue Materials + ...
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Gucci -

NUOVO NAUTICAL Milan: Frida Giannini's sophisticated take on nautical themes had a subtle rock 'n' roll feel. Suits featured contrast trim, naval insignia appeared on jackets and sweaters, and shedding pajama connotations, striped trousers and shirts looked fresh and modern. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Rib knit sweater / Uniform shirt / Striped trousers / Naval suit / Double-breasted jacket Color: Black / White / Navy blue ...
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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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Men Of Leisure

Menswear designers inundate runways with laid-back but polished looks for S/S 15. Matching sets and relaxed tailoring inject a dose of romanticism, while a lustrous color palette and wrinkle-free fabrics elevate the retro feel of weekend break attire.
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Markus Lupfer -

COOL + FUN New York: For Cruise 2015, Markus Lupfer wanted to create something a 'bit more grown-up and unique'. He achieved this with new silhouettes and creative materials – an orange and indigo fil coupé, layered over bright cottons produced a patterned motif while prints emulated a 'cool' appeal. Although this was a 'grown up' collection, there was still plenty of ...
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Karen Walker -

RELAXED COMFORT New York: For Cruise 2015, Karen Walker put together a collection with comfort and relaxation in mind. It was a combination of both ease and relaxation – utility pieces were made in cottons and linens including a mix of ruffles, pleating, dobby spots, smocking, chambray and cotton voile in a palette of ivory, grey and navy – a perfect combination for ...
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Prada -

REDEFINED RETRO Milan: A distinct 1970's vibe permeated Muiccia Prada's collection this season. Looks included boxy jackets with contrast topstitching paired with sharply creased pants, while lustrous denim and a jewel tone palette elevated the retro feel. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Patterned sweater / Striped shirt / Denim suit / Boxy trucker jacket / Leather car coat Color: Black / Navy blue / Indigo / Sky ...
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Neil Barrett -

MONOCHROME PRECISION Milan: Neil Barrett's precise silhouettes were maintained and emphasized by an assortment of spongy, bonded materials. A monochrome palette of edited neutrals lent a minimalist feel to the assortment of unique textures and tailored details. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Graphic tee / Sweatshirt tee / Slim, tapered trousers / Boxy, bonded jacket / Luxe parka Color: Black / White / Grey / Lemon ...
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Ermenegildo Zegna -

EASE & STRUCTURE Milan: Stefano Pilati's collection for Zegna was an exploration of form and material. Playing with shape and tactility, silhouettes were exaggerated—either oversized or boxy—while materials ranged from fluid suitings to stiff, papery wovens.  — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Striped pullover / Big cardigan / Jewel tone trousers / Boxy Suit / Oversized jacket Color: Black / Grey / Charcoal / Off-white / Sand ...
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Z Zegna -

DAILY COMMUTE Milan: The re-launched Z Zegna line merged functionality with fashion. The collection, inspired by the office commute, featured nylon pullovers layered under suits, and elasticated waistbands and cuffs on dress shirts and trousers. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Chunky cardigan / Elastic-waisted dress shirt / Tailored track pants / Hooded, nylon pullover / Windbreaker / Weather-proof parka Color: White / Black / Grey / Charcoal ...
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Christopher Kane -

PSYCHEDELIA New York: Christopher Kane took inspiration for resort from the lace and neon creations he designed for his Central Saint Martins M.A. graduate show. It was full of psychedelic-looking guipure fabric that he dubbed his “decades lace " – brassieres on dresses were trimmed in neon lace flowers as were the knee patches on oversized boy pants. The collection showed in colors of ...
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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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Tangerine Dream

A range of sun-kissed oranges, in succulent shades of marigold to mandarin, make a bold impact when worn as a color splash or as a head-to-toe statement.
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The Row -

ELEGANT SIMPLICITY New York: At The Row, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen put together a luxurious collection of hand-knitted cashmere sweaters, Mohair and mink belted coats, soft double faced wool jackets and feminine organza skirts. Although the mood was classic in essence, it was the emphasis on elegant simplicity and the artisanal touches that provided an overall sense of handcrafted luxury. – Lizzy ...
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