The shows for the Cruise collections have a special place in the modern fashion calendar. Though these are meant to be trans-seasonal ranges that stay on boutique shelves a little longer, the shows themselves have come to stand for escapism. Big brands, like the ones that presented runway shows this year, set aside resources to show these collections in exciting, alternative locales.
Though the pandemic has put a stopper on travel, these shows – set closer to home, in spots like Provence and a former quarry outside of Paris – offered a glimmer of hope. Things might not be, exactly, back to business as usual, but fashion is still a way to dream and to let the mind wander.
Like great works of film or television, these shows are blockbusters of distraction and entertainment. Here are the best so far.