Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton all presented particularly exoticized collections for their Cruise 2018 collections, and everyone (according to the authority that is social media) absolutely adored it. Chanel transported the audience to some form of ancient Grecian ruins, complete with pillars, cragged rocks, golden headbands fit for a goddess, and gladiator sandals. Dior decided to revive the romanticized colonial times and suggest that there is, indeed, some beauty to be found in history (suggesting anything there, Maria Grazia?). Louis Vuitton took the cake for grandeur, holding their Cruise show at the Miho Museum just outside of Kyoto to reflect the Japanese landscapes that inspired the designs. I guess we all need a little bit of escapism in this day and age. There’s a kind of anywhere-but-here, anytime-but-now theme that recurs within these three collections.
Here are my favourites from each:
Sometimes I get a little confused with the concept of Cruise collections. It’s an inter-season collection that keeps fashion lovers satiated in between FW and SS mayhem, but, like any fashion show, I like a little bit of external practicality. Lagerfeld’s collection for Chanel is most likely to be channeled in any trip to the south of Europe. Click on the images to enlarge.
I can’t help but be confused in what this collection reminds me of. Colonial America? Spanish influence? #myCalvins? It’s an interesting blend of past and present, and the boots are not something I’d wear in 30+ degrees Celcius but that sheer dress sure is.
This collection was made for staycations, or for the adventurous hiker who manages to wear designer for 7km portages and still look flawless (hike up those skirts). This is for those days in-between jetting off to some lavish location to go AWOL. Might as well make a statement first.