Loving Chanel

26 Jan

To me, Chanel is the ultimate typification of haute fashion, and Lagerfeld’s presentation at this season’s couture shows in Paris was another brilliant success. This is the first collection from the house I’ve liked in some time, and I’m sure you’ll be able to see why. Empire-waisted tunics over slim trousers paired with simple black flats kept the looks down-to-earth and, dare I say, modern. The girls – from his longtime muse, Freja, to Abbey Lee to Kasia – looked confident and a bit edgy, reflecting the aesthetic of the designer’s pieces this season.


Not only did Lagerfeld infuse his lineup with a bit of modernity and realism, he let subtle hints of classic Chanel seep through the collection’s overall tone of present-day relatability. Neutral colors, double-breasted outerwear, and ladylike necklines were all there, while the traditional Chanel looks, such as the two-piece skirt suit, were refreshed with A-line silhouettes and abstract prints. Satisfying both die-hard Chanel traditionalists and those who yearn for sartorial renewal each season, Lagerfeld delivered a solid collection that I’m sure will not soon be forgotten. 

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