Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Puffed Shoulders and a Prize Pooch: Chanel at Paris Fashion Week

A celebration of all things tailored, Karl Lagerfeld chose a fitting backdrop to showcase his sleek new collection- a giant modernist wooden house housed static models who looked across a verdant, manicured lawn finished with an enchanting lily pond. The message in the fashion was clear- just as energy effiency breathes longer life into our earth, the clothing is designed for a lifetime.



Lightweight off-whites and beiges dominated the collection as fitted jackets and paired skirts intimated their make-up to be of a hessian material. Feathered pleats complimented classic tweed while soft satin juxtaposed wood-shaded gilets.  Even the jewellery contained natural inspirations- golden insects perched on ears and bees sat as brooches as polished, turned over hair resembled the French patisserie favourite- the croissant.



Eveningwear took style cues from classic dusky gold hues, the precious shade offset by sheared fabric, shoulder cut-outs and 3D embellishments as the wedding dress enjoyed a modernisation-an accompanying hoodie.

The style set took to the frow as Diane Kruger, Gwenyth Paltrow and Cara Delevingne (with pooch) all sat to watch the sartorial spectacle.