Celine, Stella McCartney & Chloe Resort/Cruise Collections 2013

A resort or cruise collection is a mid-season collection which is previewed during the mid-season before, originally targeted at the very wealthy, for their holidays hence the original name ‘Cruise Collections’. For example, the resort and cruise collections which have been shown this week are for mid-season Autumn/Winter 2012/13. More recently, these collections have taken on a more modern title of ‘Resort Collection’, I’m guessing to widen the target market slightly. Either that, or not as many people travel on cruises as much as they used to. The idea is that it is hard to shop for a holiday in a warmer climate being taken out-of-season in the country the customer lives. In simple terms, how hard is it finding a pair of shorts in October for a holiday in November?

Three of my favourite designers, Celine, Stella McCartney and Chloe have all presented their resort/cruise collections within the last week and I am liking what I see. There is a huge amount of minimalism, a huge amount of leather and a bucket load of sheer fabrics mixed up with vibrant florals. So, you will see below, basically its a trans-seasonal wardrobe, mixing up Autumn/Winter trends with current Spring/Summer trends. See what you think.

Celine Resort Collection 2012/2013

(images via Fashionologie)

Chloe Resort Collection 2012/2013

(images via Fashionologie)

Stella McCartney Resort Collection 2012/2013

(images via Fashionologie)

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