Zero + Maria Cornejo -

TROPICAL MINIMALISM New York:  Jamaica provided subtle inspiration for Zero + Maria Cornejo’s color palette and graphic mask print, while softy tailored shapes had boyish appeal in rounded shapes and cropped hems. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Pegged trousers / Rounded jumpsuits / Slim shifts / Printed caftans  / Culottes / Minimal blazers / Split midi skirt / Bat-wing zippered jackets / ...
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Ralph Lauren -

ELEGANT MODERNITY New York: Ralph Lauren’s idea of 'resort chic' zeroed in on the colors navy and white, accessorizing with bright flashes of gold and a vibrant polkadot print base. The collection had a 'Deauville' air about it, although it touched on several of the key themes for the season where the use of exquisite materials was ideal in the play ...
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Thakoon Addition -

BOHEMIAN TOMBOY New York: Thakoon Panichgul designed a tightly edited, bohemian-influenced, collection with tomboy attitude for Thakoon's sister line. Fluid, nonchalant silhouettes were paired with modern shapes generating dynamic appeal. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Bomber jackets / T-shapes / Mini dresses and skirts / Cropped trousers / Peasant blouses and dresses / Pullover sweaters / Button-front shirts / Androgynous tailored jacket and pants / Jumpsuit ...
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Yigal Azrouel -

BOLD + ARCHITECTURAL New York: Yigal Azrouel's Cruise presentation came in a bold, black and white palette complete with graphic prints and sophisticated updates on the androgynous theme. Slim cuts and an architectural influence produced some sexy cutaways and dynamic wrapping effects in the silhouettes. Interesting textile developments in a zigzag tweed and geometric lace added to the strong commercial collection. – Lizzy Bowring Key ...
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House of Holland -

WILD AND BRIGHT London:  Henry Holland veered to the loud and playful for this season. Radically bright animal prints decorated flirty ruffled dresses and culottes, while SCUBA-inspired details, such as exposed sippers and spongy materials added a playful dose of sport. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Fit and flare dresses / Culottes / Slogan bomber jackets / One piece swimsuits / Scuba-inspired ...
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Marios Schwab -

FEMME TAILORING New York: Marios Schwab kept it simple for Resort with a collection that married elements of masculine tuxedos and feminine eveningwear. A muted color palette paired with clean, simple lines captured the sense of understated elegance. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: Tuxedo dress / Pant Suit / Distressed sheath / Fluid shell / Elongated pencil skirt / Paneled woven tee / ...
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Balenciaga -

A FRESH BREEZE New York: Alexander Wang, inspired by the sea and sailing, explained, "Here, I wanted to work with asymmetry, cutting more fluidly." As a result, his sophisticated variation on this theme produced a collection of draped tops and jackets with trailing asymmetric hems resembling the triangular shape of sails. Leg revealing silhouettes also came with stylized raincoats and accessorized with ...
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Christian Siriano -

VIBRANT ELEGANCE New York: Christian Siriano's vibrant palette for Cruise 2015 was derived from Teil Duncan's abstract paintings. The collection exuded a sense of luxury with a playfully modern twist. All-in-all the designer offered an array of elegant looks suitable for the an event in the Hamptons or the red carpet. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Patterned suits and sets / Fit and flare dresses ...
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Stella McCartney -

FREE SPIRIT London: Stella McCartney put together a fun-filled collection for Cruise. The free spirit she embodied throughout was reminiscent of the seventies and the fun came in the superhero prints and patchwork print mixes. Dresses came with sexy side cutouts, and insets of sunray pleats – this lighthearted approach was also infused into her signature tailoring. – Lizzy Bowring Key Items: Scarf dresses / Halter ...
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10 Crosby by Derek Lam -

MODERN EASE New York: Elizabeth Giardina sent forth a Cruise collection aimed at bringing the silhouette back to the body. An emphasis on accentuating the waist was subtly achieved with thin leather belts and cropped shapes. Each look was beautifully rendered with sophisticated ease. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Pencil skirts / Tee-shapes / Tapered track pants / Trench coats / Cropped jackets / Slim ...
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Thakoon -

ARTISANAL TOUCH New York: Thakoon Panichgul began his Cruise/Resort 2015 collection with a joyful spirit that is apparent in each look. He pulled inspiration from Henri Matisse's cutouts for the colorful prints which complemented his alluring take on maritime stripes.  – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Masculine tailored coat / A-line skirts / Tank tops / Wrap dresses / Fit and flare dresses / Tunic shapes / Bateau ...
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Tome -

EFFORTLESSLY CHIC New York: Tome's first cruise collection for 2015 was full of easy-to-wear basics with essential silhouettes. Loose constructions, soft pleated volume and lightweight materials produced an effortlessly chic aesthetic ideal for the season.– Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Slip dresses / Wide leg cropped trousers / Jumpsuit / Trench coat / Utility jackets / Fine gauge v-neck sweaters / Tank dresses / Tee-shapes / ...
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Calvin Klein Collection -

LUXE RETRO VIBE New York: Francisco Costa put together a streamlined silhouette for Cruise stating Matisse’s collages were an inspiration to his collection, although there was also a distinct late sixties, early seventies vibe which exuded a modern cool. Costa used ultra modern technical fabrics which were flat and clean edged – perfect for the leaner silhouette that appears to be dominating ...
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SB47 -

MODERN URBANITE New York: Sachin and Babi's contemporary line SB47 sent forth a polished urban collection for C/R 2015. Asymmetrical silhouettes and handkerchief hemlines stood out. The modern looks are ideal for a fun night out in the city.– Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Boxy sets / Asymmetrical skirts / Shirt dresses / Sleeveless jackets / Skinny pants / Leather jackets / Mini shift dresses / ...
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3.1 Phillip Lim

SEVENTIES SOJOURN New York: Phillip Lim is another designer that has reverted to the seventies for inspiration for the Cruise season. Lim gave this particular era a tongue in cheek update with undulating hemlines on shift dresses, slightly flared hems to slim leg pants and suede dresses trimmed with oversized eyelets.  There was also a strong influence from YSL's Safari collection but ...
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