Louis Vuitton’s 2017 Cruise
After a jaunt to Rio de Janeiro for Louis Vuitton’s 2017 Cruise show, the international fashion press were brought to Blighty, under appropriately Dior-grey skies, for that august label’s latest outing. Cruise, or resort, is the name affixed to the current season underway, a relative newcomer to the catwalk calendar that sits between autumn/winter and spring/summer. It came across those monikers for the simple reason that it drops into stores around November, when the suitably well-dressed and deep-pocketed are thinking not of winter coats but of winter coasts for December vacations. The travel theme has stuck with many designers’ interpretations - never mind the fact these interim collections now account for 60 per cent or more of labels’ incomes, making these clothes a bedrock of designer fashion brands today.