Sonia Rykiel -

FEMME MOTORCYCLIST New York: Geraldo Da Conceicao offered a variety of boyish silhouettes and bright intarsia knits for his final collection at Sonia Rykiel. Metallic lurex and satin balanced the masculine vibes, while charming motorcycle motifs providing a charming accent. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Culottes / Double-breasted suit / Skirt suit / Tennis sweaters / T-shirt dresses / Rib-knit dresses / Pullover ...
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Kenzo -

FUN FRENCH CHIC New York: Humberto Leon and Carol Lim in their collection for Resort, explained, that inspiration came from tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty – motifs which appeared as souvenir brass buttons . The clothes took on a graphic sensibility with a take on French marinière stripes and oversized polka dots, playfully reinterpreting ...
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Mugler -

REFRESHING + MODERN New York: For Pre-Collection 2015, designer David Koma unveiled a 'bold, coherent vision for the new Mugler woman, transforming the house codes into a refreshed and vibrant wardrobe'. Inspired by the mid-century art movement of Lyrical Abstraction, Koma put forward a strong, tailored silhouette in a palette grounded in graphic monochrome contrasts. The origami folds and graphic ‘zig-zag’ embellishment provided ...
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Peter Pilotto -

VIVID COLOR London: Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos put together a strong and vibrantly colorful collection for Cruise/Resort. Although known for their compelling prints, the duo placed a strong emphasis on knitted intarsias with a circle design that was carried throughout. As for the prints, here they used various floral and marble-like motifs and gave them ripped or torn edges ...
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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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