Discover the new Cruise and Resort 2016 collections from Ellery, J.W. Anderson and Peter Pilotto, here, as we continue to explore the new season's looks from some of fashion's biggest names...

 

Peter Pilotto Cruise 2016

Peter Pilotto presents Cruise 2016 via a lookbook, which was shot at the neolithic stone monument, Avebury, in the U.K. An easy association to make with this folky looking collection of embellished, embroidered and knitted colourful patterns, that look right at home in this outdoor, ancient and some might say, mystical, environment. 

Jacquard patterns and intarsia knits abound in this decorative lineup where black and white serve as the canvas from which the colourful combination of light blue, yellow, orange and pink swirl and spiral in patterned formations. Save for the poppy red full length skirt and top, styled together, which stand out as the brightest designs. 

J.W. Anderson Cruise 2016

Jonathan Anderson presented his Cruise 2016 collection at Kettle’s Yard House, where a highly curated collection of 20th Century art is currently on display for a limited period. Anderson chose this venue chiefly becuase it was his primary source of inspiration when designing the collection: “When I first came here it was mesmerising how precise someone could be with the idea of how you live with art,” said Anderson, who went on to explain that he invited his guests to view the collection there because he wanted to “show where inspiration comes from — it’s very nice to see that fashion is not fundamentally only about clothing.” 

The collection is feminine and bold, with body hugging shapes and cut outs, atop ruffled skirts and boots. Polka dots are a leading motif, presented in contrasting shades of black, light blue on white and white on black. Floral themes also make their way into the design often styled with contrasting prints for a lively effect. 

Ellery Resort 2016

Kym Ellery looked to actress and model, Anita Pallenberg, who enjoyed huge success in the sixties and seventies, as her design inspiration for her Cruise 2016 collection. Touching on the mildly subversive and witchy elements from Pallenberg’s line of interest. 

Signature volume and ruffle detailing came on on many of the pieces, from off-the-shoulder gowns to crisp cotton blouses. Tops take on balloon sleeves and trousers are updated with white contrast stitching and prints in sheer silk chiffon.