19. May 2013 17:13
Every year Matthew Williamson is a huge hit at London Fashion Week and for his Spring Summer 13 show it was extra special as the collection marked his 15th anniversary. As usual the collection saw a great use of colour with the main inspiration being the 'Festival of Colour' and his passion for India. Think glamorous floating gowns alongside beautifully structured shift dresses and think lots of hot pink and cobalt blue... this is certainly a season of celebration.
Matthew Williamson is fabulous at designing perfect shifts, a key shape of this season. Model of the moment Sarah Ann Macklin looked simply stunning when she was photographed at Tom Ford's dinner wearing the Raj Linen embroidered shift dress. Embellished beautifully with varying beads and dazzling mirrors this knee length dress is beautiful, the blue colour palette is gorgeous and the cut is tailored to perfection. Like Macklin you need to keep accessories to a minimum.
Here at Cruise, we also have the Raj Linen dress available without the embellishment but in a striking pink colour option. Perfect for the warm months ahead this printed dress is tailored beautifully. The vibrant colours and bold print are typical of Williamson and it's no surprise that the dress was a feature in the runway show. Team this with towering heels and an oversize clutch for a striking Summer feel.
19. May 2013 09:00
"No monuments" while travelling is series of photographs Paying homage to the anti-tourist photo. Collected at locations that are in some way associated with traveling. From the road itself to small Hotel rooms. They visualise the opposite of typical tourist photos and question them. We are used to seeing smiling faces, monuments,or clear toponyms from the trip. This series by Croatia-based Mario Pucic does not offer the standard information about our status, location or ourselves, in this new kind of travelogue.
18. May 2013 15:49
Whether you crave sun blushed tones of orange, desire a painted frenzy of fun or admire a symmetrical polka print, this seasons trousers will be the trend to watch; cropped lengths, skinny fits and elasticated waists are just a few characteristics to look out for.
From Victoria Beckham's bonded high waist and Pinko's warming burnt orange hues to Diane Von Furstenburg's explosions of colour Cruise have leg-wear covered this season. Summer sees tailored pins teamed with towering heels and finished with a structured blazer or modishly dressed down with a loose fit blouse and statement jewellery.
Solange Knowles shows us exactly how to compliment bold printed crops with bright lips, killer heels and a glittering clutch.
18. May 2013 14:15
Stylist's favourite Louboutin heel, the 'Daffodile', appears in a very exclusive print this season. The man himself, Christian Louboutin has his witty portrait incorporated into this eye-catching print to add an element of humour for the Summer, and as always it has his iconic red gloss sole which is now clearly recognised as Louboutin's hallmark.
As every girl knows, footwear should never be taken seriously! She must have fun and ultimately enjoyment whilst wearing her delicious Louboutin's. Heel height is nice & high, just what you expect at 160mm, however the 60mm platform gives you the impression of sky-scraper heels but without as much pain! These shoes will undoubtedly make you feel fabulous and remind you that life should be enjoyed.
The one-off multi coloured print on a satin base goes with any outfit, whether you're dressing up for an occasion or teaming it with your denims. To top this look off, Louboutin has produced a matching tote shopper in the seasonal Sybil silhouette. An easy to use, every day shape that allows a girl to throw in all she could possibly need for the Summer months ahead.
The Daffodile is available in stores now
17. May 2013 14:55
British designer Oliver Spencer has teamed up with Italian footwear makers Superga to produce the perfect summer shoe. Focussing on Superga's signature style, the 2750, the two brands have created a set of versatile, comfortable trainers that can be worn with a whole host of different outfits.
The classic silhouette sees three variations - striped, nubuck and canvas - and is available in limited numbers. You can view the entire collection by clicking here.
16. May 2013 13:00
The amount of times I’ve heard a girl say “I wish they made this for girls” when looking at boys’ clothes is a LOT more than you'd think. And, its arguable to say the least, that nothing looks better than seeing a girl dressed up in your beat up old tee or favourite shirt. Which brings us to Hypebeast who have taken the genius decision to team up with the strikingly beautiful, half-French, half-Chinese Toronto native Andrianne Ho to shoot an exclusive editorial and interview. Finding out what the Ford Models NYC and Next Management LA model thinks of her job, mixed ancestry and becoming the unofficial streetwear/menswear face of the moment, the interview reveals a woman who represents the intersection of power, independence and sexuality, all within connections to the city in a relevant way. Check out the full interview and images over at Hypebeast and you can follow Adrianne Ho on both Instagram and Twitter (we recommend you do).
15. May 2013 15:12
We're at that point of the year when we need to let go to our knitwear, sweats and overshirts (for wearing indoors at least) and time to show off our creative side with some impressive t-shirts. Step up Parisian label Brooklyn We Go Hard with their collection of fantastic printed tees. Continuing their love for all things Brooklyn the New York Borough inspires classic b-ball prints last seen around the mid 90's with the Paris, Tokyo and Brooklyn Joue Au Ballon tees. Other prints include the US flag inspired Stars tee and a reminder of their true heritage the From Paris tee.
You can view these tees and more from BWGH here.
15. May 2013 14:28
Ted Baker has turned 25 and in true Baker style he's ready to celebrate. Over the years his travels around the world have become the inspiration for his collections each season, he's travelled through the gardens of Suzhou, the rainforests of Amazon and walked the streets of London to gain inspiraton, colour and originality. Part of his anniversary celebrations are a series of work by Stanley Chow to illustrate his travels around the world. Chow was born in Manchester and he began his career back in 1997. He started as a fashion illustrator and storyboard artist, and has become one of the most highly respected and established artists in the UK.
You can view the whole story behind Ted's 25 Years here but in the mean time here's a few of our favourite Chow illustrations
15. May 2013 10:12
Epitomising the classification of chic, Victoria Beckham never fails to deliver. Dominating essential simple silhouettes, demure shapes and soft feminine lines VB is a concrete favourite when it comes to minimalist designs. With graceful outlines, panelling and block hues Victoria Beckham's collection embodies elegance, highlighting sophistication in its most sensual form. This season we have hand selected a few pieces that celebrate the collaboration of grid lace capped sleeves and cinched in waists, replicating the signature form fitting style of Mrs Beckham herself.
14. May 2013 15:21
Last night saw the Cruise Runway Show in the Glasgow Premium store showcasing the key looks for SS13. With a drinks and canapés reception followed by a fabulous fashion show of all of the hottest trends for the season ahead, it proved to be a very glamorous affair.
Take a look at some of the beautiful show stopping looks from the show as well as a peek at our glamorous guests...
With a special thanks to all who attended as well as to the Rainbow Room for the stunning hair, the make-up academy for the beautiful make-up, Linn for their magnificent music showcase, One Up for the delicious bubbles, Finlandia & Chambord for fabulous cocktails and Rekorderlig
The charity beneficiary of the night was The STV Appeal – a Scottish charity founded by STV and The Hunter Foundation to support Scotland’s children. Guests won fabulous raffle prizes from the gifts kindly donated by Turnberry Resort, Skin Guru, RockNess & Chambord
All show looks are available from Cruise, 180 Ingram Street, Glasgow.