Editors Pick: Cruise 2020Fashion31 May 2019
By Nabila Kaulika
Summer vacation is right around the corner and fashion houses are quenching our thirst for magnificent pieces—from political statement to a night in Marrakech.
Dior takes us to Marrakesh at their Cruise 2020 show. The set was magnificent; creating a whole sensory experience for the guests with the venue, lighting, music and fire! The collection features many silhouettes people have loved and expected from Chiuri: Floor-length dresses and skirts rendered in new fabrics, with a variation of Ankara prints heavily showed throughout the shows. Many of the looks are combined with layered tulle, camouflage print, and a touch of Christian Dior monogram.
Taking a stance in a recent matter, Gucci embraces political references at the cruise 2020 show. Held at the Capitoline Museums in Rome, creative director Alessandro Michele lies heavily on reference to women’s freedom on their bodies. The star of the show is definitely the embroidered ‘uterus’ on the front of the cream-colored gown, and the ‘my body my choice‘ blazer the internet can’t stop gushing about. The collection features many Greek-inspired looks, from a long red cape with gold embroidery to a yellow and pink deep-v neckline gown, as well as a more modern looks with padded suits and corduroy pants, all in vibrant colors.
Chanel’s new creative director, Virginie Viard, invited guests to a beautiful and glamorous French train station for the long-awaited Chanel Cruise Show. The Cruise 2020 collection marks Viard’s first solo collection, showing us the taste Chanel would be like without Karl Lagerfeld—more relaxed, softer, and more feminine. There was a nice balance of femininity and masculinity throughout the show. Many bows cam be spotted around the looks—on the dress, button-up tops, belts, and Chanel's staple jacket reshaped into a cargo and parka cuts with multiple pockets.
The French brand paid homage to New York by showcasing its cruise 2020 collection at the Kennedy Airport. The cruise show gave the old T.W.A terminal a makeover, making Louis Vuitton the first to hold an event at the landmark since it’s closed down. Walking down the stairs models wore elaborate pieces; beaded lace rills dangling from race-car leather jackets paired with pleated leather pants, crystal-encrusted bustiers, as well as futuristic handbags with flexible screen on them. There were a lot of eighties-influenced silhouettes throughout the show, a nod to the Wall Street, with pantsuits and belted trench dress.
For this collection, Miuccia Prada embraced the simple and practical philosophy in terms of her designs. The whole collection featured looks you could wear for your daily stroll around the city, and even to work. There were peasant tops, pantsuits, matching sets, and utility suits made with cotton and other sensible materials. The beautiful simplicity of these clothes is likely to satiate people who are simply in the mood for something pretty. Prada described the collection as being the opposite of pretentious, protesting with simplicity against too much political stuff that’s currently happening.