Marissa Webb -

TOMBOY APPEAL New York: Marissa Webb put together a comprehensive collection for Cruise/Resort focusing on menswear fabrics, geometric angles and “high-low” cuts that were worked in all black and white. That being said, the stand out pieces – a dramatic blouse and asymmetrically cut georgette dress – made a bold statement in a graphic gingham check. The lineup had an urban, ...
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Tanya Taylor -

HIGH CONTRAST New York: This season Tanya Taylor focused on creating an aesthetic that was "super clean with a concise color palette." Black and white made a strong graphic statement, while color blocking highlighted sharp silhouettes. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Skirt sets / Tuxedo pants / Cropped tops / Summer coats / Second skin knit tops / V-shaped skirts / Trench coats and jackets ...
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By Malene Birger -

MODERN SENSIBILITY London: Danish designer Malene Birger presented a slew of modern looks with sophisticated appeal. Soft color, simple cutting-edge shapes and subtle details showed restraint and sensibility. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Tunic dresses / Wrap skirts / Harem pants / Relaxed jackets / Boyfriend jeans / Asymmetrical dresses / Button-front shirts / Silky blouses / Tailored suits / Sweatshirt silhouettes / Fur coat ...
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Thom Browne -

FLORAL EXUBERANCE New York: Thom Browne's resort collection was full of masterfully crafted pieces that were borrowed from his men's tailoring and generated a fun-filled floral extravaganza. Elaborating on this colorful floral theme, he created multicolored floral prints, hand-painted knits, and three-dimensional grosgrain floral embroideries and appliqués, feminizing the lineup with exquisitely cut dresses, slim suits and clever variations of skirts and pants. – ...
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A.L.C. -

CLEAN + EFFORTLESS New York: A.L.C.'s resort presentation was clean, clear and easy to digest. Andrea Lieberman showcased simple designs with attitude. Each look is ready for the city streets. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Moto jackets / Straight-cut skirts / Crewneck sweaters / Asymmetrical dresses / Walk shorts / Crisp button-front shirts / T-shaped tops and dresses / Track shorts / Rompers / Jumpsuits ...
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Suno -

CHARMED TOUCH New York:  Erin Beatty of Suno offered a sporty collection of boxy tops and breezy dresses in a series of amusing tropical prints.  Whimsical embellishments such as Lucite charms or jewels maintained the sense of playfulness the brand is known for. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: Slim knit dresses / Culottes / Shirt jackets / Boxy woven polos / Cropped boxy ...
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Fendi -

URBAN ENERGY Milan: Karl Lagerfeld played with vibrant, contrasting colors and a fun play on graphic prints for his Fendi resort collection. He brought back a graffiti-like print from 1988 and looked to Pop Art with bright and optic motifs in clever cuts. The fresh orchids that embellished some of his fur pieces for Fall, were reinvented as large deconstructed patterns. This was a ...
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Jason Wu -

SLIM LINES New York: For Resort, Wu said he was looking at the work of Dieter Rams, the German industrial designer who 'made functional things look beautiful' – Wu took the same approach towards his collection. A white zip-front shirt worn with white boot-cut trousers exemplified the clean, minimalist spirit. Albeit that silhouettes were pared back with plays on classic suiting and ...
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Clover Canyon -

TROPICAL FLOWERS New York:  South America’s landscape and colors provided the inspiration for Cover Canyon’s collection. Sporty silhouettes in lively tropical prints feature off-the-shoulder necklines and capture a vibrant, tropical spirit. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Sequined T-shirt dress / Halter jumpsuit / Off-shoulder sheaths / Fit and flare / Sheer baseball jackets / High-waist shorts / Printed skirt sets / Pegged ...
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Alexis Mabille -

FEMME SPORT New York:  Alexis Mabille looked to tennis player Suzanne Lenglen as his muse and created an ultra-feminine version of the sport. Block striped shifts trimmed in delicate lace and ribbon ruched track pants created a ladylike version of active wear.  — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Ruched and ribbon track pants / Ruffled A-line skirts / Lace sweatshirts / Lace trimmed ...
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Versace -

‘60s SWING New York:  Donatella Versace channeled the ‘60s with an offering of sleek mini-shifts and zippered A-line skirts. The slightly boxy silhouettes modernized the signature print motifs in a palette of candy pastels. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: Anoraks / Mini shifts / Zippered A-line mini skirts / Trench coat / Zip-up sweaters / Printed button-ups / Patchwork coats / Pant suit ...
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Carolina Herrera -

A SIMPLE SILHOUETTE New York: Carolina Herrera focused on simple shapes and daisy blooms for the Cruise season. Delicate embellishments and a subtle emphasis on the waist brought a classic femininity to the collection. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Fit-and-flare dresses / Skirt sets / Crisp white blouses / Shirt dresses / Sheath dresses / Relaxed coats / High-waisted shorts / Floor-sweeping evening gowns Color: White / ...
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See by Chloé -

SO-CAL SPORT New York: Clare Waight Keller drew inspiration from So-Cal skater girls, seamlessly integrating references from Karl Lagerfeld's '70s archives at Chloé – a covetable Cruise collection with a youthful spirit. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Drop-waist dresses / Mini skirts / High-waisted shorts / Sweatshirts / Puffed sleeve dresses / T-shapes / Backward overall dress / Running shorts / Denim skirts / Staight-cut ...
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Elizabeth and James -

NEW NAUTICAL New York:  Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen offered a minimal take for Resort with a nod to nautical inspirations. Striped, columnar shapes looked fresh in a simple palette of navy, white or black. — Marissa Stuart   Key Items:  Cropped fisherman sweaters / Strapless jumpsuits / Boxy long-sleeved button-ups / Sleeveless blazers / Slim shifts / Fitted Bermuda shorts / Roomy-fit ...
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Proenza Schouler -

ATHLETIC PRECISION New York: For Cruise, Proenza Schouler's Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough were inspired by the work of artists Clyfford Still and Ellsworth Kelly. Here, prints were cut into drapey blouses and pleated skirts while color blocking was used in dramatic juxtapositions with variegated stripes. The finely crafted artisanal features that this brand is known for were therein finely etched leather ...
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