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CRUISE 2012 A sixties, slightly seventies vibe established over the past few seasons, is in effect for Cruise 2012. So what’s changed? For starters, there’s a timely spareness to the silhouette, bolder colours and noticeably shorter hem lines: no pleats, but   high-waisted, flat front sailor trousers and shorts, no metal embellishment, but tonal trims on mini skirts and shorts, no overpowering bows on blouses, but shirts with shorter bows, pressed and even flattened into sewn-on ties.  There are contrast tipped, crew-neck double georgette silk T-shirts and leather front boxy tanks tomato orange and gold leather. You don’t have to own a 007 yacht to wear shade-your-eyes white leather, best in a slim 60’s-style  snap-shut dress,  that sits high above the  knees. A hint of Mod comes through in a clear plastic jacket, poncho and beach tote, all piped in white leather, worn to best effect over contrasting grass-green silk tops and ribbed, striped tank knits. There are also  leather dresses and skirts in taupe, brandy or tomato orange that are reminiscent of the plush leather of a banquette from a vintage car. Leather trim is used to further  effect on slim canvas and linen sailor skirts and as the contrast bodice to long Georgette dresses  in both navy/ white and off white/ gold combinations, worn easily with corded leather flat sandals. All these clean lines and surfaces do not make RAOUL print-averse - on the contrary - flattened tulip-prints appear on a bright tomato orange or navy silk ground and then again in combination with a subtle speckled print that appears on chiffon blouses, short and anklegrazing shirt dresses with plunging necklines. For Cruise, of course play is always the thing, but the lightness and cleanliness of this collection make for a fun, sporty and chic holiday collection wherever your vacation takes you. COLOURS: Tomato Orange Grass Green Taupe Old Rose Vanilla White Navy KEY ACCESSORIES: Our iconic Janice bag is offered in shiny white box calf leather, as is our Faye bag with its  distinct 60’s chrome fastenings. The neat buckle-less Marianne, another timeless classic, looks especially chic, but this season combining  linen with brandy  leather. There are wrist-let and square clutches and a small flat , easy to pack, circular “disco” bag on a long cord. For Cruise, we are introducing a bucket bag in full white or taupe leather and in plastic/leather combinations. Also new, is a  circular beach-tote in clear or nude plastic with white or brandy leather trim. This plastic/ leather theme reappears in belts and to great effect in our  high block-heel sandals. Heels  and toe shapes remain square, for mid and low heeled sandals, finished with gold hardware. Corded leather ankle flats are in white, taupe, brandy and gold. Jewellery comes in the form of colored enamelled bangles worn stacked, and square 2 tone rings.


SALES: NEW YORK SHOWROOM 601 West 26th Street, Suite 1745 New York, NY 10001 T: +1 212 206 8264 F: +1 212 206 7771 E: katarina@raoulny.com (Media Enquiries) karen@raoulny.com (Sales Enquiries) EUROPE Ilaria Campanale T: +39 029 737 5420 M: +39 345 332 4540 E: ilaria.campanale@raoul.com SINGAPORE Singapore Science Park II, #04-01 The Alpha Singapore 117684 T: +65 6737 0155 F: +65 6737 9939 E: Victoria.hood@fjbenjamin.com Rachel.lee@fjbenjamon.com

PRESS: ODA PR 530 7th Ave, Suite 606 New York, NY 10018 T: +1 212 840 0888 BISMARCK PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA 33 Percy Street London W1T 2DF T: +44 207 631 1096 F: +44 207 636 7376 E: cloudia@bpcm.com Isobel@bpcm.com ANN MORRISON PUBLIC RELATIONS Suite 11/1A Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182 T: +61 3 9537 3311 F: +61 3 9537 3315 E: ben@ampr.com.au karla@ampr.com.au F J BENJAMIN (S) PTE LTD Singapore Science Park II, #04-01 The Alpha Singapore 117684 T: +65 6737 0155 F: +65 6737 9939 E: ingrid.how@fjbenjamin.com

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