Honor -

FEMININE FLOWER New York:  Giovanna Randall did not stray away from her signature look of ultra-femininity in Honor’s second resort collection. Sweet, princess-seamed dresses, flower-printed sets and floor-sweeping gowns exuded the lovely, delicate spirit of a beautiful desert flower. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Princess seamed fit and flare / Long-sleeved A-line shift / Tailored sets / Crombie coats / Knee-length circle skirts ...
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Derek Lam -

1966 New York: Derek Lam took everyone back to 1966, the year he was born, for Cruise 2015. It was also the same year that sportswear hit the market. The collection was full of long and lean silhouettes, boxy sets and easy-to-wear tunics. Each piece embodied the luxurious simplicity and sophistication found at the heart of the designer's brand-DNA. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Tailored ...
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Apiece Apart -

ROMAN HOLIDAY New York: Laura Cramer and Starr Hout offered plenty of great basics for their first cruise collection. Inspired by Cy Twombly’s Italian studio, there were prints that emulated the designer's tiled floors and placed stripes were mismatched  in uncluttered easy pieces. The shorts and sweaters too were every bit as chic as the streamlined dresses and jackets that were quite ...
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Alexander Wang -

UTILITARIAN SLOUCH New York: Alexander Wang captured defiant attitude and angst in an collection of  slouchy, streetwear infused with clean utility detailing. Trippy tie-dyes prints covered PVC raincoats or peeked though opaque layers for a grown-up, slacker vibe. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Utility sets / Sheaths with contrast pockets / Boxy woven tee / Anorak / Sweatshirt / PVC raincoat / ...
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Rodebjer -

FLOWERED WHIMSY New York:  Carin Rodebjer offered a broad collection for resort ranging from casual styles to more formal looks. Graphic flowers and blurry watercolor prints were consistent throughout adding a fresh touch to this playful collection.  — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Ruffled peplum tops / T-shirt dress / Skinny jeans / Fluffy sweaters / Tuxedo blouses / Boyfriend jeans / Peasant ...
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Reed Krakoff -

OFF-KILTER SPORT New York: Reed Krakoff referenced scrap metal artwork by adding abstract metallic stokes and sequins to active-inspired silhouettes for a unique blend of lightness and structure. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: Track suits / Sleeveless jackets / Asymmetrical drop-ruffle skirts / Strapless dresses / Metallic woven tee / Shifts / T-shirt dress / Wrap skirts / Slouchy track pants / Sweatshirt / ...
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Altuzarra -

FRENCH CHIC New York: Altuzarra named his Cruise collection "Querelle" after the Rainer Werner Fassbinder film. Here was a subtle riff on the maritime theme rendering the looks chic and feminine. Tassels provided an artisanal touch echoed throughout, from the exquisite tailored jackets, collars of dresses and finally the shoes. (Altuzarra’s first in-house collection) The lineup was completed by an irresistible group ...
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Diane Von Furstenberg -

CELEBRATION New York:  Diane Von Furstenberg’s resort collection was full of jubilance with a playful array of colorful poppy prints decorating her signature wrap dresses. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Fit and flare dresses / Short sets / Color-blocked tunic sets / Shirt dresses / Tuxedo suits / Straight coats / Maxi wrap dresses / High-waist trousers / Flared pants Color: Royal purple ...
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Marc Jacobs -

HAPPY DAYS! New York: Marc Jacobs' Resort collection was devoted almost entirely to fun, party clothes where he too appeared to have been bitten by the 60s bug! "People getting dressed up, going out. Happy, lively," was the quote from Design Director, Joseph Carter. There were sparkling minidresses, fun fur jackets and guipure lace trousers as well as pieces for happy, casual ...
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Adam Lippes -

LONG AND LEAN New York:  Adam Lippes kept it simple for the season with a wearable collection full of elongated silhouettes. Details were minimal and maintained a relaxed vibe with collarless construction on jackets and tonal layering. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Paper-bag waist trousers and pencil skirts / Long blazers / Layered tunics / Fur coat / Maxi wrap dress / ...
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Donna Karan -

BOUDOIR DRESSING New York: “The Pajama Life” or "from boudoir to black tie" is how Donna Karan described her recent Cruise collection. There were soft, diaphanous layers for both day and evening in barely-there colors such as grey, nude, and blush tones while pretty embellishments and shimmery surfaces added to the luxe feel. This was a lineup that was effortless, languid and ...
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Giorgio Armani -

'90s Appeal Milan: Giorgio Armani revived the sleek and sophisticated elegance of '90s minimalism for Cruise 2015. A gentle palette of neutrals, soft yet precise tailoring, sumptuous materials and intricate embroidery make each piece all the more covetable. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Tailored suits / Soft pants / Minimalist tank tops / Culottes / A-line tops / Cigarette pants / Tunic blouse / Miniskirts Color: White / ...
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Roland Mouret -

BLOCKED ASYMMETRY London:  Roland Mouret’s collection celebrated the female form with an offering of structured, asymmetrical looks. Tonal blocking and placed origami folds cleverly molded to the body creating a modern take on sensuality. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Folded sheaths / Structured crop tops / Asymmetrical skirts / Cropped motorcycle jackets / Closureless coats / Printed trousers / Pencil skirts / ...
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Escada -

L.A. WOMAN New York: A recent excursion to the West Coast provided creative director Daniel Wingate with the spark that ignited Escada's C/R 2015 collection. Maritime prints and patterns covered an array of tops, pants and jackets. Dimensional embellishments came in the form of handcrafted gold ribbon embroidery. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: White / Navy / Gold / Hibiscus / Robin's egg blue / ...
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Emporio Armani -

FRESH NAUTICAL Milan:  Emporio Armani offered a polished, yet laid-back collection of tailored separates with a hint of nautical sport. Roomy silhouettes were slightly cropped at the sleeves and hems adding a fresh update to this breezy collection. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Cinch-waist dresses / Kimono sleeved blouses / High-waist cropped trousers / Minimal leather jackets / Puffer vest / Boxy ...
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