Chanel Resort 2012 Page 1
Cruise collections (or, if you’re so inclined, resort collections) are an interesting thing. They’re in stores longer than any other collection, and contain many of the practical pieces that help brands bring in big bucks. However, like pre-fall, they’re “in between” collections that most houses don’t think warrant an all-out runway show. Small presentations, or often just lookbooks, herald the arrival of what are in many ways the biggest collections of the year. But if there is one designer that understands the importance of cruise, it’s Karl Lagerfeld.