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Valentino Cruise 2013 Womenswear

Karen Langley's Cruise 2013 Womenswear

Dazed & Confused's fashion director picks her ten favourite looks from pre-S/S13

Pre-collections are more important than ever in fashion today – they're transitional, they stay on the shop floor longer than catwalk items and are increasingly more characterful. Cruise (or Resort as it's known in the US) sits between A/W12 and S/S13 and is presented in more stealth manner, across official house lookbooks. The exception being Chanel, who showed a lavish modern-day Marie Antoinette in creepers at Versailles last May. Arriving in-store before Christmas, these clothes are monikered literally, designed as brighter, lighter pieces for holidaying in the sun across the new year. Dazed & Confused's fashion director Karen Langley picks her ten favourite looks from Cruise 2013...

Read Katie Shillingford's Top Ten HERE, Robbie Spencer's Top Ten HERE and Elizabeth Fraser-Bell's HERE