Richard Chai Love -

OPPOSITES ATTRACT New York: Richard Chai Love explained that the main goal for his Cruise collection was to keep the "sense of texture from his Fall 2014 collection while stripping away the weight". The texture came in materials like a chevron jacquard juxtaposed against a lightweight flat technical fabric that allowed for drape and volume. Opposites attract in this lineup of architectural ...
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Rochas -

GARDEN FLORALS New York:  Alessandro Dell’Acqua pulled inspiration from lush garden landscapes for a collection that was fresh and feminine. A vibrant, floral-inspired color palette infused energy on the soft, ruffled silhouettes that fell gently away from the body. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Shirtdress / Relaxed sweater / Full knee-length skirts / Drop-ruffle dress / Tent dress / Robe coat / ...
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Antonio Marras -

SIXTIES RESORT New York: Johnny Moncada's photos of Veruschka on the Italian island of Sardinia sparked Antonio Marras' creativity for his Resort 2015 collection. Sixties silhouettes, of-the-moment accessories and a combination of graphic black and white, soft pastels and vivid brights genereated modern results. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Relaxed car coats / Culottes / Trapeze shapes / Mini shift dresses / Skirt sets / ...
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Prabal Gurung -

ALL OCCASIONS New York: Prabal Gurung designed a perfect Cruise collection that would be a "one-stop shop from morning to evening." — from tees and sweatshirts to floor-length gala dresses, there was something special for everyone. Inspired by a show of the British artist Matthew Stone's work, there were prints that evoked Stone's brushstrokes in vivid shades of blue and red, while color-blocking also ...
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Nonoo -

LIGHT + FEMININE New York: Misha Nonoo looked to the artists Robert Motherwell and Wade Guyton for inspiration resulting in a light and feminine collection for Cruise. Guyton's broken lines were used for the uneven insets on hems while pastel color was softly juxtaposed against the dark navy. "It's about softness" she said, "but still composed." Each piece was carefully detailed from ...
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ADEAM -

BOLD MINIMALISM New York: Hanako Maeda’s inspiration for her Cruise/Resort collection came from the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, which, summarized means “perfection and symmetry versus irregularity.” This was evident in her approach to the cuts, slashes, insets and layering in each silhouette. For instance, a structured black skirt featured pleated chiffon side panels and fitted shifts came with asymmetrical cutout overlays. There ...
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Fausto Puglisi -

GLADIATOR SPIRIT New York: Fausto Puglisi had a plethora of inspiration at his fingertips when he designed his latest Cruise collection. Among the sources that sparked the designer's creativity were the iconic Jackie Kennedy in Valentino, tennis champion Andre Agassi in the '90s, colorful Miami and the music festival Coachella. Gladiator gear (spawned from the tennis concept) was re-interpreted into fresh motifs ...
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Pringle of Scotland -

CRISP MINIMALISM New York:  Pringle of Scotland modernized classic silhouettes in tech-inspired, mesh fabrics for a futuristic feel. A simple palette of muted pastels paired with black and white kept the collection clean and crisp. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: Blouson sweater / Slim, straight leg trousers / Boxy shells / Minimal jackets / Narrow shifts / Honeycomb twinsets / Woven polo / ...
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Orla Kiely -

CRUISE REDEFINED London: Orla Kiely’s playful lineup was a take on Parisian dressing and boy-meets-girl silhouettes, although Kiely likened the collection’s look to a “contemporary take on the Sixties.” That being said, there were cute baby-doll and tunic dresses, and sweet little cardigans and sweaters. Prints were equally 'Parisian' such as a sling back shoe motif and an intarsia of a women's ...
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Anna Sui -

TREASURE CHEST New York:  Anna Sui referenced a broad selection of inspiration ranging from vintage Art Deco to collegiate ‘50s prep. This medley of whimsical ideas seamlessly blended into a playful collection of girly, ruffled frocks and charming pajama sets. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: Kimono jackets / Bias cut dresses / Ruffled frocks / Intarsia sweaters / Collegiate cardigans / Tent dress ...
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Tadashi Shoji -

BY THE SEA New York: Tadashi Shoji pulled together a chic collection full of maritime details by way of whimsical embroidery. Elegant silhouettes were constructed from lightweight and semi-sheer materials lending an airy appeal just right for the Cruise season. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Little shift dresses / A-line top / Shorts / Dropped waist dresses / Cocktail ensembles / Long and lean column ...
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Rag & Bone -

MINIMALIST SKATER New York:  Rag & Bone channeled a minimalist version of skater style with an offering of relaxed sweaters and baggy shorts. A gentle palette of grey, blush and cream heighted the soft, texturized fabrics playing off the simple silhouettes. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Sack dress / Blouson sweaters / Baggy A-line shorts / Pant suit / Utility coat / ...
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Novis -

YOUTHFUL WITH A TWIST New York: For Cruise/Resort, Jordana Warmflash put together a lineup of classically feminine pieces and gave them a quirky twist. The designer revisited Pop Art-inspired prints, drawing on the works of Herman Miller and Eames and rendering them in unexpected, color combinations. The result was a series of youthful and feminine silhouettes done in playful, bold prints ...
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Objects Without Meaning -

BEACH-SET New York: Objects Without Meaning produced a beach-ready collection for Cruise. Casual-yet-office-appropriate looks were shown along with loose sundresses and summery accessories. The result was a lineup that could take anyone from work to the shore. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Sundresses / Skinny jeans / A-line tops / Tailored jackets / Cropped and tapered pants / Tank tops / Crewneck sweaters / Button-front ...
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Lisa Perry -

TRIANGLE PLAY New York:  Lisa Perry looked to the iconic style of Francoise Hardy for Cruise/Resort with an offering of effortless, tomboy style. The ‘60s tent silhouettes looked fresh in crisp fabrics, while graphic roses or grids added a hint of feminine charm. — Marissa Stuart  Key Items:  Short tent dresses / Pajama sets / Mini shifts / Single-pleat A-line mini skirts ...
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