Join us as we continue to explore the new Cruise and Resort 2016 collections from the fashion industry's biggest names. Discover the new lineups from Naeem Khan, Rosie Assoulin and Elie Saab here as we take a closer look at the new collections... 

Naeem Khan Cruise 2016

Naeem Khan has entitled his Resort 2016 collection – ‘Jungle Prom in the Amazon.’ Taking in influences from recent world travels to the likes of Jordan, Japan, France and India (although, curiously, not the Amazon.) The title aptly sums up the lineup, which is almost exclusively comprised of dresses and gowns save for a sequinned jumpsuit, which some might also consider prom worthy. 

The main story here is the textured details of embellishment and embroidery bringing quantities of glamour and interest. Shapes shifted from destination island kaftans to full skirted gowns in rich taffetas. Some lighter styles came in knee length including a chic strapless dress with a rounded edge across the chest, seeing light red roses set to a black background. 

Rosie Assoulin Cruise 2016

Rosie Assoulin infuses some holiday vibes in her Resort 2016 collection: “We went kind of crazy with the whole idea of resort — it’s very Club Med,” said the designer, who presented the lively lineup in New York’s West Village. 

Assoulin really shows her sunny-side with subdued cotton tie-dye looks that have been custom-dyed for the perfect balance, seen in a cape-like top paired with a taffeta ball skirt. Petal cutouts also feature in the designs, bringing a new interpretation of a floral theme, on a white skirted dress with a red floral panel top, fashioned perfectly to wrap across the chest, and elsewhere on a cheerful pair of long length yellow culottes. There is a distinct sense of playfulness across the collection, that gives on the sense that a vacation ought to be imminent. 

Elie Saab Cruise 2016

Elie Saab delivers his forte with ease in the Resort 2016 collection that sees a wealth of new gown designs from one of the go-to gown designers in the business. Soft pleats and halter necks in pastel blues and pinks sit alongside brooding black flowing gowns. There is also a distinctive seventies glamour motif across the ‘it’ print of the collection, that sees variants of the floral palm leaf motif adorn flowing tulle and chiffon layers. 

Fresher looks come from the free-spirit of broderie anglais maxidresses and silk caftan capes that exude an elevated bohemian feeling. A more paired down design, but every bit as chic.