As we enter spring, it’s the time of year when luxury brands present the latest holiday and travel collections for 22/23. We reveal all you need to know on this season’s Cruise shows.
Monaco has been chosen as the location to host the 2022/23 CHANEL Cruise collection and is an integral part of the Maison’s history. As a destination dear to Gabrielle Chanel, who had her villa built just a few kilometres from there, and Karl Lagerfeld who made this his summer place of residence, Virginie Viard, Creative Director, seals and prolongs CHANEL’s ties with the Principality.
The Cruise collection has been anchored in the history of the House since the late 1910s when Gabrielle Chanel offered her clients lightweight comfortable designs imagined for various sunny destinations.
The presentation will be held on Thursday, 5th May.
Unlike many of the other brands hosting their shows across Europe, Louis Vuitton is flying across the pond. The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California will be hosting this year’s Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection. The Maison is known for staging Cruise shows in some of the world’s most remarkable architectural settings reflecting genuine sources of inspiration for Nicolas Ghesquière, the Artistic Director of Women’s Collections.
“Having spent a lot of time in California, I was drawn to the idea of showing there again. The Salk Institute has been a place of wonder for me over the years” said Nicolas Ghesquière.
This institute has been specifically chosen for its two mirror-image concrete buildings and central courtyard, creatively mixing architecture with nature, sky and sea.
The presentation of the collection will be held on Thursday, 12th May.
Find it live-streamed across www.louisvuitton.com and the Maison’s official social media channels.
Max Mara is set to present its 2023 resort collection in Lisbon. The event will take place in the Portuguese capital at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, an institution dedicated to the promotion of the arts, philanthropy, science, and education.
Previously, Max Mara presented its 2022 resort collection on Ischia, the verdant Isola Verde just west of Naples, and was held as an intimate gathering outside following pandemic protocols.
The event will take place on Tuesday, June 28th.
Dior’s Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest Cruise designs are set to be displayed in Spain this year. The Plaza de España in Seville is a landmark square with a large water feature featuring seats with painted ceramic tiles and an ornate pavilion. Dior took inspiration from its surroundings when choosing this setting for its presentation.
“Dior and Spain, and more specifically Andalusia, were forged as early as the 1950s, and have been strengthened ever since,” the label said in a statement.
The show will take place on Thursday, 16th June.