There's nothing quite as exciting for a travel girl and a fashion aficionado than each year's Resort Collections from some of the major fashion houses in the world. That sense of wanderlust combined with high fashion is the perfect mix for every well-travelled woman.
The Cruise Collections presented each year are more like a world tour, true to the spirits of vacation/holiday style they embody and truth be told, this year the fashion houses went to great lengths to create unique, exciting shows. Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton were the stars of the season turning their runways into fashion extravaganzas.
This year's show 'The Modernity of Antiquity' was presented at the Grand Palais in Paris with the venue being transformed into an ancient Greek temple with ionic columns inspired by the Temple of Poseidon and the Parthenon. The image of a Greek sunset was in the background as well.
The Greek-inspired collection featured pottery dresses with intricate motifs, column heels – aka strappy heels – and plenty of jewels from cuffs to armbands and chokers. Grecian chic at its best!
Dior took it to the desert for its 2018 Resort Collection show. At the Santa Monica Nature Preserve in Upper Las Virgeres Canyon, the French fashion house presented a magical show in the desert. Hot air balloons were swinging in the air as the sun had just set, making it an incredible experience.
There was no runway and the models were walking in the desert wearing easy-breezy bohemian dresses, wide-brimmed hats and furs all in the shades of the desert. The collection itself apart from the Western style, it was inspired by the Lascaux cave paintings which had actually inspired Monsieur Dior in one of his first collections years ago.
SAMURAIS & GEISHAS
Last but not least Louis Vuitton went all the way to Kyoto, Japan for its Resort Collection presentation. The show took place in Miho Museum, atop a mountain outside Kyoto and featured pieces inspired by the Japanese culture.
The collection was a mixture of feminine and masculine influences; sheer t-shirts and sequins on the feminine side and large leather belts and sweaters resembling a warrior's armour on the masculine side - the perfect balance. Japan's large history and culture are a timeless source of inspiration for elegant style.
The content on this blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
You may not republish, copy or modify the content without my consent.