First look: Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu Cruise 2016

First look: Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu Cruise 2016

Discover the new collections here...

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Jason Wu,
Prabal Gurung

Take a look at the new collections from Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu for Cruise 2016, seeing travel and heritage inspired designs as well as some relaxed wearable luxury...

Discover the new Cruise and Resort 2016 collections from Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu here as we continue to explore the new season's looks from some of fashion's biggest names. See how travel has inspired some of the key looks from these collections... 

Proenza Schouler Cruise 2016

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough infuse Cuban influences into the Proenza Schouler  Cruise 2016 collection. This more than just a fun nod to a recently opening up cultural source that the fashion world is currently delving into. Hernandez is born of Cuban parents, and the pair made a trip to explore this part of his heritage. “There was no way to not get inspired by that experience, really,” Hernandez said

The key influence in this season’s lineup is “those native costumes and ruffles, and that sense of deterioration. Things that felt like they were falling apart.” As evidenced across the collection. The hems on skirts and dresses are also crying out to be danced to a salsa beat, with the asymmetrical lines that look as if they hitched and ready for movement. 

Prabal Gurung Cruise 2016

Prabal Gurung presents a vaguely autumnal-toned Cruise 2016 collection, that is in fact influenced by a recent trip to the Central American country of Belize, and the colourful palette of the natural vegetation found there, which is somewhat less tropical than one would imagine; berry, dark sand and navy are the presiding hues here.  

Silhouettes are strong and consistent, seeing a wealth of midi column dresses and some skirts and a continuation of a curved hem look with a soft sheer overlay running through the lineup. Elsewhere some fuller gowns and skirted cocktail dresses add a formal touch to some of the more relaxed city looks from leather cropped trousers to detailed shirts and printed sweaters. 

Jason Wu Cruise 2016

Jason Wu is deconstructing the inter-season Cruise collection and finding a looser philosophy and approach to the collection for 2016: “I felt like I need to change the way I look at resort, and not let the name dictate what the collection is,” he said. “So this is a more subtle version.”

With this collection Wu has continued his sportswear aesthetic with some soft belted shapes in relaxed coats and dresses. His employment of luxe wool and soft touches of fox trim kept pieces chic, but ultimately wearable. A monochrome print adorned a dress and some tops as well as accessories, but largely block colour was favoured with touches of beading and sequin embellishment used sparingly and to great effect. 

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