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 Versace, Balenciaga and 3.1 Philip Lim here as we take a closer look at the new collections here...

Versace Cruise 2016

Donatella Versace blends some of the key motifs from the Autumn/Winter 15 collection into this Cruise 2016 line up for Versace. Most notably is the graphic and bright typography emblazoned across a sweatshirt spelling out the house name, in the most unmissable way. Versace has selected a day-glow palette of acid green, pink and yellow in blocks of eye-catching colour, perhaps aimed at the younger Versace woman. 

Elsewhere, the bright colours translated into a pretty floral print across a pair of flowing wide-leg trousers and matching mid-rift baring cropped top, which was a soft break from the body-hugging swagger of the rest of the collection. Accessories favoured scarves, which were printed with the collection's signature colours and prints. 

Balenciaga Cruise 2016

Alexander Wang flits with ease from his dark and edgy eponymous label, to the light prettiness of the house of Balenciaga where his Cruise 2016 collection radiates softness and femininity. Choosing a core palette of ivory and black, which is complimented by highlights of nudes and pastel shades. 

The silhouettes are exquisitely sculpted, demonstrating full-skirted dresses, which somehow feel light and youthful. Inspired by the boning of Victorian undergarments, these structured shapes retain a certain fluidity. And apart from the beauty, the big story for this Cruise collection is the introduction of swimwear, seen across a few choice two-piece numbers. 

3.1 Phillip Lim Cruise 2016

Philip Lim takes a modern approach to boho with his Cruise 2016 collection. Employing the usual suspects of fringing, floppy hats and over the knee boots in suede, this collection remains relevant and restrained and whilst it addresses a well trodden theme, Lim makes it feel new. Which is just as well, as he noted that his aim when creating the lineup was to make it feel “very right now.” 

A stand out look from the collection is the open fringed vest, which is seen styled layered over another top as well as on its own, showing bare panels of skin on either side. Sweaters are produced in wide knits, and peppered with fringing, seen worn draped off bare shoulders. Whilst below, shorts are favoured exposing bare legs, which are encased in low-heeled over the knee suede boots in a variety of colours.