Theatre never fails to produce and exciting and fun collection and its small cruise collection is no exception. Cruise collections are traditionally small and casual, perfect for those types with the money to go jetting off somewhere between seasons. Basically, it should encapsulate the perfect holiday wardrobe. Theatre’s collection has captured the vacation vibe perfectly, despite using an unusual cruise colour palate of black and white.
The entire collection, for both men and women, is unadulterated monochrome, with not so much as a splash of yellow to lighten the look. But somehow the collection remains light and fun. Perhaps it’s because the black and white combo is a cheeky nod to sailor stripes (the collection is showcased in the look book accessorized with sailor hats), or perhaps it’s the ease of the silhouettes, the flowing fabrics and the overall suggestion of comfort.
The men’s collection is dominated by voluminous harem pants, checked and dappled with black and white and somehow managing to steer clear of chef trouser comparisons. The slouchy slacks are teemed with striped sleeveless hoodies (black and white, of course) or graphic print single-breasted jackets. The jacket is a great balancing piece that helps the collection toe the line between casual, with its boxy midriff revealing cropped t-shirts, rolled-up shorts and loose-cut hoodies, and fashion conscious, creating a well-rounded cruise collection.
The women’s collection is less inspiring, and less comfort-focused, with collared three-quarter length dresses and plenty of heavy-weight fabrics making for a pretty but suitcase friendly collection. However, the collection is just as rounded as the men’s in the sense you could pack the entire thing up for a mini-break and not need a single other garment. A sweeping floor-length skirt with a lace underskirt would make the ideal black-tie event statement piece, while horizontally striped A-line skirts with a visible tutu lining make a wearable daytime look (provided you’ve got killer legs and you’re careful when walking up any stairs), especially when paired with form-fitting casual t-shirts for ‘what, this old thing? I just threw it on…’ effortless style.
Textures are the focus of the women’s collection, with lace and layers giving the collection a luxe finish. Best-sellers are bound to be an asymmetric white lace top and a calf length A-line skirt with black lace overlay which are feminine, fun and infinitely versatile.
As a cruise collection, it’s surprisingly strong, and has certainly whetted our appetite for the upcoming year.
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Words by Gaby Doman