The 2017 Cruise Collection Cheat Sheet

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This year, the increasingly important cruise runway season will have press and buyers alike on a worldwide whirlwind. But where are they actually headed and what will they see? 

Read on, our cheat sheet answers all.

GUCCI VISTS US AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY

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We all know Gucci sanctified itself when Alessandro Michele became creative director, so where better for the house to show their cruise collection than an actual holy place like Britain's biggest, Westminster Abbey? The site of countless coronations and royal weddings, we're expecting even greater things in the cloisters when Gucci comes to our hometown. 

MOSCHINO LEAVES MILAN FOR LOS ANGELES

Given his propensity for camp and glitzy glamour, the fact that Jeremy Scott has chosen to present Moschino's 2017 cruise collection in Los Angeles is hardly surprising. What is worth discussing, however, is that he will show Spring 2017 menswear simultaneously. And even more interesting? You can buy tickets. The man who was an early adopter of see-now-buy-now continues to shake up the fashion system. 

CHANEL HEADS TO HAVANA

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From Seoul to Salzburg, Chanel have treated their guests to fifteen diverse locations since they first started showing cruise collections to press. This May, Havana will host its cruise runway show. It's Chanel's first time producing a major event in Latin America. It will also be the first runway show to happen in Cuba since Paco Rabanne staged a catwalk there in 1999. 

LOUIS VUITTON SAILS TO RIO DE JANEIRO

With the small matter of the Summer Olympics heading to Rio de Janeiro in a few months, 2016 is a huge year for the city. But, there's another event happening in Rio de Janeiro that certain members of the world may be a little more excited about: Nicolas Ghesquière's cruise show for Louis Vuitton. Having picked Palm Springs last year, the Brazillian city is a similarly balmy and glamourous setting for the brand to present their latest collection. 

DIOR WILL SHOW AT BLENHEIM PALACE

Expect a double dose of excitement at Dior's cruise show this year. First, the house is returning to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the main residence of the Duke of Marlborough and Winston Churchill's birthplace,  for the first time since the fifties. Secondly, it will be the first collection designed by Raf Simons' as-yet-to-be-announced replacement. Does the homecoming to a location like this indicate a British designer may be taking the reins? We'll have to wait and see. 

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