Packing for your next holiday has never been easier— the three trends we can’t stop talking about this cruise season
Cruise brought things up a notch by multiplying the number of colours on your outfit with bands that ran in all combinations and directions. Designers made sure that lines would stretch on forever: Tory Burch played with layers of ethnic fringe on a skirt; Prabal Gurung carefully tie-dyed an outfit to achieve the optical illusion of stripes, and Marc Jacobs gave lines an acid spin with kitschy embellishments and sequinned leopard print.
Clockwise from top: Tory Burch. Bottega Veneta. Marc Jacobs. Tommy Hilfi ger Collection. Michael Kors. Moschino. Fendi. Prabal Gurung
From mimicking the folds and tears of paper, to creating reiterations of the leg-of-mutton sleeve, designers struck a fine balance between polished chic and a restrained ease that felt completely of-themoment. Off-White’sVirgil Abloh and DKNY’s Dao-Yi Chao and Maxwell Osborne gave structural forms an urban slant, while Hermes’ Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski expertly cut a sublime coat in the house’s first-ever showing for cruise. With their considered details, exacting proportions and carefully engineered lines, these were serious clothes that meant business.
From top: Off -White. Max Mara. Narciso Rodriguez. DKNY. Hermès
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT
While we welcome the growing popularity of flare pants, there’s also much to rejoice with the return of the skirt to fashion’s fore. It’s time to go long— pleats that end mid-calf hit the sweet spot. Wear Miu Miu’s wrap-style versions on their own, or go bold by using the skirt as a statement layering piece, as witnessed at Valentino and Thom Browne. It’s a neat styling trick: With wraps atop cigarette pants sharing the spotlight with retro-souvenir skirts floating above maxi shirtdresses, your outfit options are now endless.
From top: Stella Jean. Valentino. Miu Miu. Tsumori Chisato. Thom Browne