White, the Cruise collection’s primary color, recalls the froth on waves and the wakes left by boats as they move through the water, as well as the uniform of a ship’s crew. Its purity dazzles on total looks or brightens silhouettes by appearing on stockings, fingerless gloves, berets and Mary Janes.
Horizontal blue and white stripes recur on feather-embellished dresses. Stripes, the signature of a sailor’s uniform, appear in various motifs throughout the collection on tops, cuff bracelets and fingerless gloves, and crop up on cotton poplin, silk chiffon and fishnet.
Kristen Stewart, Lily-Rose Depp and Margot Robbie were among the guests at the Cruise 2018/19 show in Paris. They discovered Karl Lagerfeld’s Cruise 2018/19 collection under the glass nave of the Grand Palais, transformed into a cruise ship terminal for the occasion.
This season, models wearing a seafaring-inspired beret are poised to embark aboard "La Pausa". Shaped without seams, it creates a pure, curved line. Supple, in textured tweed sometimes embroidered with sequins, it harmonizes with the looks for added attitude. At times in solid white, at others in white cross-hatched with blue or a tricolor of white, coral and apricot, it reflects the Cruise collection’s summery inspiration.
This season, Karl Lagerfeld infuses silhouettes with the air of the Mediterranean Sea. Echoing the name of the villa Gabrielle Chanel built, perched in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Riviera, "La Pausa" is printed on the buttons of tweed jackets, bracelets and sweaters in the Cruise 2018/19 collection.