My favourite looks from Chanel Fall/Winter 2014 (see the rest of the collection here)
You can always expect the set to be as amazing as the collection itself, but this time Karl Lagerfeld really outdid himself with his most elaborate idea yet– the Grand Palais was transformed to look like a Supermarket full of Chanel brand items; coco flakes, Chanel little black tea, even a Chanel charcuterie station, and as the models waltzed around the aisles with their trolleys picking out fresh produce the viewers watched the comical show unfold. This collection is my favourite to come from the house in years, the style was a little more casual than usual with the use of those famous trainers that we have all come to love, though he also branched out into laced up biker boots which were featured with feminine dresses giving off a sweet and sour contrast as they perfectly complimented each other. The palette was mainly that of slightly burnt hues; copper, aubergine, charcoal, and camel but turned increasingly frosty towards the end with shiny silvers dusted with snow whites, and finished with silky blues and punchy pale pinks – much like a dreamy subdued rainbow spread over a whopping 79 looks. Silhouettes were mostly loose and relaxed with a few clinched waists that we saw at the recent Haute Couture show, and texture came in copious amounts of starry metallic tweeds, glittery lurex leggings, feathered stray cotton trims and intriguing iridescent knits which were all a feast for the eyes. Accessories were intricately thought out, bejewelled purses held in Chanel chain shopping baskets, some full of jewels and buttons to look like candy liquorice, bags in the shape of milk and egg cartons, sweet wrappers and some were even shrink wrapped to look like meat – everything down to the soda can buttons were meticulously thought out making the craftsmanship absolutely unmatched by any other fashion house. I am truly in awe of this collection and I feel that Karl Lagerfeld is not only one of the most innovative designers but he is the master of modernising the idea of luxury and he pushes that making the Chanel woman an elegant force and constant reflection of the world around her. After all these years Karl’s mind is a bottomless well of creativity and classic beauty, and for that I so strongly support him. No less than extraordinary making this the best collection of not only PFW, but of the whole season.
Paris Fashion Week
Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2014/2015
Palais des Beaux-arts de Lille.