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Resort 2024: Your guide to the hottest Cruise shows of the year

As usual, the industry's top labels delivered major holiday vibes...

Chanel model wearing sequin crop top and pink maxi skirt, Louis Vuitton model wearing green voluminous gown, Dior model wearing white puff-sleeve lace gown © Getty
Orin Carlin
Content Writer
Updated: July 3, 2023
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Resort collections, or cruise collections as they are otherwise known, are the style aficionado's interseason treat. The sartorial version of a pick-me-up, a well-crafted resort show delivers holiday vibes, a nonchalant, out-of-office attitude, and an influx of outfit inspiration.

According to The Business of Fashion, they were originally intended to cater for the client "who needed a wardrobe for their mid-season travels to climates different to their own". Chance would be a fine thing…

But these days, many leading labels have cottoned onto the fact that style obsessives crave more fashion content than merely biannual collections.

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Hello! Fashion shares everything you need to know about the hottest Resort 2024 shows:

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton model walking the runway in green textured gown with voluminous sleeves © Getty
Louis Vuitton's show had a fantastical aquatic element at its core

Presented at Isola Bella, one of the Borromean Islands situated on Northern Italy's Lake Maggiore, the Louis Vuitton show fused historic and contemporary aquatic motifs. The label's creative director Nicolas Ghesquière interspersed frothy, ethereal ballgowns with structured scuba gear and fanciful, mythical creature-esque headgear. 


Chanel model wearing cropped sequin top and pink tiered skirt© Getty
Chanel championed LA spirit

Chanel's creative director Virginie Viard outdid herself with a playful, glitzy collection, inspired by the City of Angels. With high shine cut-out swimsuits, beach babe tweeds and palm trees aplenty, the spirit of the 1980s radiated through. Malibu Barbie would very much approve…

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Carolina Herrera 

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Carolina Herrera captured the spirit of Rio, presenting a show that was directly inspired by the vivacious city's "exuberant joy and sensuality". The brand's creative director Wes Gordon enlisted the help of an entirely Brazilian cast to help him bring his colourful vision to life. The heavens opened, meaning that several models graced the runway with shoes not on their feet but slung over their fingers, but not even a downpour could dampen fizzy prints and lashings of texture.


Dior model wearing a white lace short sleeve dress © Getty
Dior paid tribute to Mexico City

Maria Grazia Chiuri paid homage to Mexico City with Dior's resort show, championing billowy tunics, flowy wide-circle skirts and carefully ornamented nipped-in waists. Flora and fauna as well as delicate lacework served in the way of decoration.

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 Gucci model wearing sporty navy skirt, white boots and tinted shades © Getty
Gucci welcomed front-rowers into Seoul's Gyeongbokgung

Staged in Seoul's former palace, Gucci's cruise show marked Alessandro Michele's final contribution before Sabato De Sarno takes over. The collection had a distinctly sporty streetwear feel about it, featuring stiff neoprene turtlenecks, slouchy, low-slung waistbands and poppy tinted shades.

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