Join the jet set
Resort or cruise collections used to be the kind of thing you’d only see on the pages of Vogue, or perhaps on the Instagrams of international fashion insiders.
Cruise collections offer light spring or summer clothing, at a time of year when the weather actually calls for winter apparel.
The in-between season collections from luxury houses such as Chanel, Dior and Gucci are aimed at wealthy, seasoned jet-setters.
In recent years, these same brands have been staging elaborate presentations at far-flung locations and iconic properties – flying editors, celebrities and models to Cuba or Barcelona for what amounts to aspirational, or just fantastical, viewing for the average Joe or Jane.
Locally, an interesting change sees more affordable local designers offering holiday edits.
Ruby has charming, interchangeable gingham pieces with seashell accessories, and Glassons has just released a swimwear-heavy range of separates, online and in selected towns, including ding Queenstown and Auckland.
Then there’s Karen Walker, who has just the right well-heeled Australasian clientele to offer this s sort of collection to. For some time, the label has been offering resort collections with pretty party dresses and stylish separates perfect for warm m weather holidaying.
Planning and booking a break away nice and d early is said to have positive effects on the psyche – whether you’re flying to the Tropics, or just driving to the warmer climes of our own islands.
Even if you’re not headed somewhere warm, a new sun hat or tank top could serve as reminder that spring is nearly here. 1/ Staple + Cloth Garnet pants, $95 on sale 2/ Kowtow Meadow dress, $199 3/ Cotton On Ryder midi skirt, $40 4/ Deadly Ponies scarf, $140 5/ Ezibuy Bradford sneakers $70 6/ Katie Battersby Wildwood top, $280 7/ Glassons daisy sy bikini top, $17 8/ Glassons daisy print swimsuit pants, $17
9/ Karen Walker Sublime dress, $675 10/ Ruby bucket hat, $49 11/ Ruby hair clips, $25 12/ WE-AR Floss scarf, $78 13/ Cotton On Bernie dress, $40 14/ Ruby Lemonade shorts, $169 15/ Revie Sagittarius slides, $239