High-Fashion Or Sleepwear? This Cruise 2019 Trend Offers The Best Of Both Worlds
The resort season is often characterised as somewhat ambiguous in terms of its seasonal placement. This, however only goes to benefit both- the designers and the shoppers alike as the assortment often serves up a bit of any and everything.
Majorly released through catalogues, resort or cruise wear is an inter-season line which has emerged as an important one because it helps fill the void between the official roll-out of Spring and Fall collections.
Additionally, the collections that are generally launched without any big budget fashion shows, save for a few heritage houses like Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior, retain a surprise factor for shoppers. This often yields higher profits on shelves.
Moving on to the winning trend of Cruise ‘19, several designers are looking to channel a ‘lounge-meets-sleepwear’ vibe, proving that comfort is truly the highest form of luxury. This collection aims to cater to the ‘rich and fashion forward’ or to those who aspire for this lifestyle.
Cruise garments are made with breathability and suppleness in mind. Known as ‘aspirational dressing’ in the world of fashion, resort clothing often pushes through all corners to really drive its idyllic luxury factor home.
For 2019, the getaway vibe has less to do with exotic destinations and more around finding relaxed moments wherever you are. Thus, the hot new trend veers in the direction of long night gowns that simulate a ‘night maxi but for the outdoors’ bravura.
Mostly seen in clinically clean shades of white, which is incidentally a colour that has gotten stronger throughout the assortments and especially so in co-ordinates and full suits, the white washed maxi dress is common to every designer’s offering for 2019.
As value addition and overdone embroideries have gone considerably down in the last year, it is interesting to see how designers are upgrading this simplistic silhouette with minimal detailing and still offering different versions everywhere.
In terms of theme, equestrian seventies and hippie styling has been a huge point of inspiration for a major designer like Maria Grazia Chiuri of Christian Dior who envisioned a style that is understated and sophisticated at the same time.
Value driven fabrics like crochet and schiffli which are the biggest new trends for Spring 2019 are being utilised to create flowing dresses at brands like Valentino, Roberto Cavalli and Sea.
From Monse’s off-kilter hem and postcard stamp-like logo placement to Tory Burch’s virtuoso towel wrap-style skirting, and bowler shirt-like top, there are plenty of variations for this grandma’s night gown trend this resort season.
The idea behind the ethereal and roomy white dress is fairly simple. Designers have kept styling very basic and picked only tone-on-tone detailing while adding bamboo brown accents for a full-fledged Mediterranean touch.
Swipe through the above gallery for some of the most on-trend outfits from international designers who have presented the silhouette in their own different ways.