TRENDS: Our Favorite Cruise 2017 Looks (2)

Hi Guys,
The first lot of Designers’ Cruise 2017 Collections certainly set the standard high. Luckily for us, the second lot didn’t let them drop, presenting some breath-taking designs that have made a true impression on us at FXF – we’re so excited about 2017! We’re sharing some of our favourite looks from their shows and giving you the low down on their Collections so you can see what’s hot, and what’s not, in advance for next year.
Adam Lippes
Adam Lippes presented a pretty, boho take on 70s rock.  His took his elegant Oscar De La Renta influences and used bright neon and layering to make them his own.

Adam Lippes – Cruise Collection 2017

Adam Lippes – Cruise Collection 2017

Bringing playfulness to dull suits and dark, corporate colours, Akris’ collection of deep oranges, teals and Camel and unusual prints brought a distinctly Saharan vibe.
Akris – Cruise Collection 2017

Alberta Ferretti
Soft silk and lace detailing gave a sleepwear slant to this unique, nautical collection.  More obvious black and white pieces were mixed with subtler designs, where inventive use of texture, print and shape brought seaside influences in to play.

Alberta Ferreti – Cruise Collection 2017

Alberta Ferreti – Cruise Collection 2017


Lace pieces softened colour blocking whilst long pleated skirt gave elegance to chunky, geometric sweats, resulting in a well-balanced, retro, geek chic collection with added sex appeal.

Altuzarra – Cruise collection 2017

A classic Boss collection of sleek, minimalist and modern designs, a-line shapes, tailoring and elegant silhouettes.

Boss – Cruise collection 2017

Calvin Klein Collection
Calvin Klein designed a youthful collection of playful pieces in a more mature, neutral palette.  Geometric spot patterns and smock dresses met tailoring, hitting a quirky balance between childhood and sophistication.
Calvin Klein – Cruise collection 2017

Calvin Klein – Cruise collection 2017

Carven’s usual vintage vibe went even more experimentation that usual.  It’s signature A-line shapes were contrasted with more un-done, softened silhouettes and metallics and black were used to give feminine pieces a punk edge.

Carven – Cruise Collection 2017

Carven – Cruise Collection 2017


A statement collection from start to finish. Leather bikers, oversized bomber jackets and retro detailing made this a stand out, preppy, punk show with an authentic, 70s/80s vibe.

Coach – Cruise collection 2017

Coach – Cruise collection 2017

Cushnie et Ochs

Tailoring made elegant, with tastefully cut out elements and added feminine details through intricate top designs.

Cushnie et Ochs – Cruise collection 2017

Cédric Charlier
Charlier’s unsymmetrical collection played with ruffling in new and exciting ways, adding detailing to simple spaghetti strap dresses and providing the form in crop top elements.
Cédric Charlier – Cruise collection 2017

Diesel Black Gold
Diesel’s well-known Punk personality had a particular penchant for off-the shoulder designs in this 2017 Cruise Collection.

Diesel Black Gold – Cruise collection 2017

Diesel Black Gold – Cruise collection 2017


Dion Lee
A futuristic take on modern, minimalistic design.  Lee managed to make structured sexy through tight-fitted scuba and corset-like detailing.

Dion Lee – Cruise collection 2017

Elie Saab
Charming as ever, Elie Saab’s Cruise Collection was all about flowers, ruffles…and black leather detailing.  She too couldn’t resist jumping on board with the punk trend and it brought a new perspective to her delicately feminine pieces.

Elie Saab – Cruise collection 2017

An eclectic mix of vintage, futuristic and oriental influences.
Ellery – Cruise collection 2017


Emilio Pucci
Striking, African influences were used to create a hypnotic explosion of colour and pattern.  Statement ruffled skirts and tassel bags added even more impact to these unique, Summery looks.

Emilio Pucci – Cruise collection 2017

Emilio Pucci – Cruise collection 2017

Erika Cavallini

A vintage, laid-back pool-side vibe was made possible with slouchy fits, earthy, nautical colours  and creatively used geometric patterns.

Erika Cavallini – Cruise Collection 2017

Erika Cavallini – Cruise Collection 2017

Integration of dusky and vibrant colours and patterns to more modern designs resulted in a highly authentic, but wearable tribal-bohemian collection.

Etro – Cruise collection 2017

The Haute-Couture Fashion House brought us new and unseen concepts and designs, with structured elements resulting in a warrior like theme throughout.
Givenchy – Cruise collection 2017

Givenchy – Cruise collection 2017

Helmut Lang
A beautifully balanced collection, where understated, tailored pieces met sumptuous silks and furs, bringing glamour to more simplistic styles.

Helmut Lang – Cruise collection 2017

Helmut Lang – Cruise collection 2017

Jonathan Simkhai

A Powerful Cruise Collection of tumbling ruffles, colour blocking and intricate lace, bringing a sexy, commanding vibe to modern woman dressing.

Jonathan Simkhai – Cruise collection 2017

A highly playful, boisterous Collection, scattered with sequins, oversized fits and bold logos, bringing a fun, collegiate vibe.
MSGM – Cruise Collection 2017

MSGM – Cruise Collection 2017

Marc Jacobs
Geometric patterns, Camo, metallics, zebra print…Marc Jacobs Cruise designs broke all the boundaries.  An outrageous, neon punk Collection that you won’t be forgetting any time soon.
Marc Jacobs – Cruise collection 2017

Marc Jacobs – Cruise collection 2017

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TRENDS: Our Favorite Cruise 2017 Looks

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Despite it seeming just yesterday that we were swooning over the shows at Paris Fashion Week, the Cruise 2017 collections have sailed round at top speed and are now upon us.  While we’re sad to see the back of those glorious pink Chanel suits, we’re not exactly complaining.  With a whole new set of looks to feast our eyes on, we’ve picked our best bits from the Designers who we’ve seen so far.  Let’s put it this way, you won’t be disappointed:
Just when you thought they’d run out of ideas, Chanel has managed to reinvent itself once more. Alternative takes on classic looks, including black and embellished grey taffetas and chiffons led the first part of the show, while bright, textured, metallic tailored garments brought up the rear.

Chanel – Cruise 2017

Chanel – Cruise 2017

Gucci’s collection was an explosion of colour, texture and pattern from start to finish, with eye-catching pieces, and a distinctive, retro vibe.

Gucci – Cruise 2017

Gucci – Cruise 2017

Red Valentino
Bringing a touch of softness to proceedings was Red Valentino, with muted tones, distressed and delicate fabrics and soft silhouettes.

Red Valentino – Cruise 2017

Red Valentino – Cruise 2017


Dior presented a fierce collection with a strong, masculine/feminine attitude. Over-sized, structured shoulder padded sleeves were mixed with flimsier fabrics, striking the perfect balance between the two trends.
Fendi played with print in a fun, feminine way with influences from various origins.  Full, spanish skirts were mixed with Hawaiian prints resulting in a collection of regal, Mediterranean looks.

Fendi – Resort 2017

Fendi – Resort 2017

Christopher Kane
Also utilising bold print in his collection, Kane played with a geometric check print in a variety of ways.  Sequins and colour-clashing were mixed with duller tones to create an interesting modern take on some classic vintage styles.

Christopher Kane – Cruise 2017

Geometric prints and structured shapes lead the way at the Rochas show.  These bold, masculine pieces contrasted the collection’s alter-ego of floral fabrics, lace, and joyful colours.
Rochas – Cruise 2017

Rochas – Cruise 2017

Roberto Cavalli
Cavalli’s collection was a step back in time.  Psychedelic prints, embroidered jean and crochet made this a creative but coherent 70s inspired collection.
Roberto Cavalli – Cruise 2017

Armani’s show was playful from start to finish, with feminine silhouettes and soft, whimsical fabrics.  Colour and geometric pattern were used in subtle and soft ways, resulting in a very wearable collection.

Armani – Cruise 2017

Armani – Cruise 2017


Phillip Lim
Boho took a trip to the future with Phillip Lim’s vibrant collection of florals in contrasting, neon brights and rock ’n’ roll black.

Philip Lim – Cruise 2017

Philip Lim – Cruise 2017


Maison Margiela
Long-line, collared coats in muted colours and patent detailing were the predominant look in this distinctively, 60s collection.

Maison Margiela – Cruise 2017

Maison Margiela – Cruise 2017

Oscar De La Renta

Renta’s show was the expectedly elegant, feminine collection of floaty florals and intricate embroidery that the designer is renowned for.  A few pieces leant towards the bohemian trend, while others adopted a vintage look from a different era, including a feathered 20s number.

Oscar de la Renta – Cruise 2017

Oscar de la Renta – Cruise 2017

Colour blocking, structure and bold, geometric prints made this a succinct and bold collection.

Escada – Cruise 2017

Bottega Veneta
50s and 60s vintage shapes in muted colours were given a pop with crinkled patent, leather and unusual colour combinations.
Bottega Veneta – Cruise 2017

Bottega Veneta – Cruise 2017

Feminine met masculine once more in this urban collection in soft muted shades.

DKNY – Cruise 2017


Fabulous flower prints were the star of Erdem’s show.  Embroidered and printed onto a range of fabrics from soft chiffon to tough leather, it’s was an edgy and punchy take on classic romance.

Erdem – Cruise 2017

Erdem – Cruise 2017

Jil Sander

A very minimalist collection saw oversized, classic vintage shapes in simple, plain fabrics.

Jil Sander – Cruise 2017

Louis Vuitton
Vintage leatherwork was contrasted with bold, geometric prints, resulting a futuristic, masculine collection, softened with short hems and exposed skin.
Louis Vuitton – Cruise 2017

Louis Vuitton – Cruise 2017

Missoni packed in as many patterns as possible, using both geometrical and asymmetrical prints.  Floaty, un-structured pieces were featured alongside more tailored, futuristic looks in stiff, metallic fabrics.  A colourful collection with plenty of attitude.
Missoni – Cruise 2017

Missoni – Cruise 2017

A softer-than-usual collection with floaty fabrics and delicate, watercolour prints.  Tie-dye was also used on several garments, giving a nod to the 70s trend.
Acne – Cruise 2017


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TRENDS: The Unforgettable Looks From The Cannes Film Festival 2016

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Just like every year, the 69th Cannes Film Festival brougt with it the exclusive, memorable red-carpet looks adorned by the likes of Bella Hadid, Sonam Kapoor and Chompoo Araya. Below I have listed some of my favourite looks from this year’s red carpet. Hope you enjoy!

chompoo araya
Chompoo Araya Alberta Hargate in a Pink Couture gown by Ralph & Russo
sonam kapoor
Sonam Kapoor dazzling the red carpet on her first appearance in a gorgeous white Ralph & Russo gown
Cannes julien fournie

Li Yuchun in a bold black Juien Fournié gown
Bella hadid in a scintillating red gown designed by the talented Alexandre Vauthier.
a chercher
Karlie Kloss sparkling in a stunning Louis Vuitton dress.

Charlize Theron rocking the red carpet in a classic elegant black suit by Dior

Cannes Red Carpet 2016: See All the Best Dresses and Biggest Stars | StyleCaster
Cannes Fashion 2016 – Best Red Carpet Photos From Cannes Film Festival 2016

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TRENDS : United Colors of Nude

Hi all,
Being open-minded to other cultures needs to be expressed in a way that is personal to the brand. You shouldn’t just follow a trend, you follow a conviction.
While fashion brands argue about catering to Islamic fashion, Louboutin reviews the fashion standards and redefines Nude by expanding its nude color palette to five different shades.

The nude Louboutin collection sets up new basics for the fashion industry.
A memorable example to follow.
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