Baby it's cold outside, but here's a fashionable way to stay warm. Imagine you're a part of Louis Vuitton's Cruise 2011 road trip with model Anne Vyalitsyna. The sun is shining, palm trees are swaying, your journey is bound for a stylish adventure. Mark Segal captures the vintage-inspired adventure in plush lands, posh hotels, and swanky cafes. Click through to experience it all for yourself.
This time of year is all about getting the best of both worlds. You've got holiday cheer — and the cozy clothes that go with it, but there's always the promise of escape — and a fresh wardrobe — via resort collections. Kate Mara is a pretty example of how to play with resort brights. Rather than the expected LBD or even a jewel tone, she goes light and bright in a sweet turquoise sheath. If you're tempted to do the same, embrace the call to resort wear with neon brights, salmon-hued minis, and pretty sea tones — then book your warm-weather getaway to complete the look!
If anyone can make clothes fit for a cruise, it's print-master Mara Hoffman. This time around, the designer named her print "Electric Garden." The vivacious pattern fuses together acid green, turquoise, salmon, gray, and black; it's slightly trippy, yet totally pretty. Cuts range from signature maxis and strapless dresses to short shorts and cropped pants. This is the most daring look of all; the red bustier is a sexy classic, while the paperbag cropped pants feed into the printed pants trend. Overall, this collection is perfect for a picnic, bay cruise, or late-night dance party.
From ferocious prints to '70s glam to bold cuts, the 2011 Cruise collections have been a blast to follow. But we're not done — there are 20 more looks I must leave you with. Here's a hint of what's hot: ponchos, neutrals, transparency, sexy lace, bold hues, and funkadelic prints. In a nutshell, easy glamor.
2011 Cruise keeps trekking along its fashionable path. Let's veer left for a bit and focus on the fresh, fabulous, ferocious prints it has to offer. Everyone from Proenza Schouler to Naeem Khan to Giambattista Valli has mixed bold prints with its solids. After all, resort is the optimum time to have fun. Animal prints, gigantic florals, watercolors, geometric shapes, psychedelics, and boho styles all take part. Enter for a closer look.
Ready for the third roundup of Cruise '11? In short, it's filled with futuristic, fresh, and fabulous designs by the likes of Zac Posen for Z Spoke, Roberto Cavalli, Balenciaga, Adam Lippes, Michael Kors, the list goes on. This funky bunch has a mix of signature resort pieces like airy rompers and floral frocks, but also carries some nontraditional knits, denim, and black. It's a hodgepodge, but one you'll draw much inspiration from. Here are three looks from completely different designers, yet bonded by shades of green. Enter to witness more standout pieces from the latest collections.
2011 Cruise continues to deliver colorful, versatile pieces to spice up our Summer. The latest to showcase his brand new collection in New York is man of luxury Jason Wu. There is no shortage of fantastic prints, flattering cuts, flirty frocks, and easy gowns in his resort mix. Here are three fabulous looks that cater to various Jason Wu women — the sophisticated countryside cutie, the sassy socialite, and the hip downtown chick.
Cruise continues to inspire Summer style. This second dose showcases jet-setting ideas from Missoni, Gucci, Burberry, Chris Benz, Alexander Wang, Yves Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo and Zero Maria Cornejo. Sporty and sheer at Wang, sweet and urban at Vena Cava, ruched and layered at Burberry. There's so much to fawn over. Here are three killer looks: Missoni's tribal knits, Wang's stark contrast, YSL's lusty lady. Hot kiss.
Just when we thought we've hit the Spring slump, Cruise collections come in to save us. The most recent onslaught comes in from Bottega Veneta, M Missoni, Moschino Cheap & Chic, DKNY, Elie Tahari, and Escada. While each collection sings its own tune, they all encompass one stunning commonality: boldness. We're completely in lust with Bottega Veneta's lush and sporty leather options and Escada's keen sense of styling. Keep clicking for more cunning Cruise collections.
After working her stuff on the runway for Chanel's Cruise collection, Georgia May Jagger is continuing her Karl streak with an ad for the Cruise collection. Shot by the Kaiser himself, Georgia looks every bit the cool girl in the brand's bohemian cool offerings.
"Because Miss Jagger is the modern girl. She is the girl of today. There is a total identification between her and the clothes. They could be her clothes," Lagerfeld said. "She is totally at home in Chanel. And that fits in the pattern of what Saint-Tropez can represent, what it is not really and yet what it can inspire."
Georgia is a refreshing, off-kilter addition to Karl's clan — we can't wait to see more from the sultry model.