Chanel Cruise into Control

May 25, 2011

Daily Digest

Chanel Cruise into Control

What’s all this talk of cruise collections taking place on the French Riviera? On the eve of the uber glam Cannes Film Festival, the holiday or inter-season collections of the major fashion houses are showcased.

And you know its summer when these Resort Collections come around; – so far 2012 has been all about luxury!

Here are our favourite poolside looks

Chanel is in their own league when it comes to Resort celebrations. Mr Lagerfeld held his much anticipated “al fresco” catwalk show at the fabulous setting of the Hotel du Cap in Southern France and booked it out for the few days preceding it.

Opened by long term Chanel model Abbey Lee Kershaw, the show was very exquisite. The looks were clean and simple – classic Chanel. Colour blocking was strongly featured in cream, black, yellow and white.

The models graced the catwalk in a range of fitted dresses, tailored suits and flowy gowns, with all the usual Chanel muses in the front row – Vanessa Paradis, Rachel Bilson and Alexa Chung to name a few. It was a sophisticated affair, but we would expect no less – shorts made their summer debut (see gallery below).

Oscar de la Renta’s Resort collection was much busier. Inspired by the artist Picasso, there were lots of clashing colours, prints, patterns, embellishment and patchwork.

In possibly La Renta’s strongest Resort collection to date, models stormed the runway in midi skirts, matador-style jackets and tie hats. The display took place in La Renta’s new showroom (still under construction) and guests of honour included no other than Vogue Magazine’s Anna Wintour.

 – Jennifer Ennis

Chanel Cruise Collection Celebrity Gallery

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