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

by Stephanie Cvetkovic for Fashion Cross Functional


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Published by Printsesy Bako Rambinintsoa

Descending from a Malagasy princely family deeply involved with high-end craft, Printsesy Bako Rambinintsoa is an entrepreneur, author of "The Fashion Business Plan", blogger and founder of Fashion Cross Functional, empowering fashion brands. Bako has helped fashion designers such as Sakina M'Sa with Front de Mode Paris reinforce their fashion businesses. Her motto: "Dream. Dare. Emerge"

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