Jaw-dropping scenery? Check! It girls and A-list celebs? Check! Must-have clothing and accessories? Double check!
For Chanel, small and low-key is simply not an option – the proof is in the label’s runway shows.
It seems that Karl Lagerfeld carefully thought through every single process of this year’s recent cruise collection.
Everyone from the top street style bloggers, editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, as well as models and actresses were in attendance.
For example: Liu Wen, actress of the moment Ellie Bamber and the brand’s other muse, Keira Knightly turned up to the heavily anticipated event.
We couldn’t expect anything less.
Guests of Honor
Another detail we expected was for guests & runway models alike to look equally as chic.
Prior to the actual show, Ellie was snapped wearing an all-black outfit – teaming a shoulder-bearing Bardot top with a sleek leather maxi skirt perfectly slit at the front to show of her ankle-strapped heels – a great colour to add the perfect contrast to her auburn-red locks.
Finishing off the look with a pair of gold-plated Chanel earrings (of course), she looked every inch the up-and-coming style icon that we predict that she’ll be.
Meanwhile, Keira’s sophisticated look was a more timeless option: a lacy midi slip dress paired with a classic boucle jacket and metallic-gold heels.
Both of their outfits had a stylishly understated appeal to them, which as we imagined, went down as a storm to the press.
This Year’s Theme
So far, we’ve witnessed everything theme possible from post-apocalyptic scenes to jet-setting Chanel Airlines.
But this time, the French fashion house had taken a rather historical leap. Stunning architecture filled the runway, completely setting the entire picture on what is to come.
And speaking of the collection itself: Grecian-goddess inspired at its best. Accessorizing was a primary factor.
The range boasted trend-setting headbands, body jewelry, piled-on bracelets and necklaces.
Heeled gladiator sandals in vibrant splashes of colour added a contemporary twist when fused with a metallic and muted colour palette. Definitely to die for!
Some argue that the collection is quiet broad in terms of the garments itself – whether the models are styled in wide-legged pants, skirts, dresses or even high-waist hot pants, if it’s Grecian-esque, it goes.
A range that is definitely versatile, there are so many different details – think romantic frills, jewel embellishments which boasts a “look at me” statement to evening attire, timeless stripes and bold abstract prints – the possibilities are endless.
And going into more detail with the evening wear, you’ll find certain elements of warrior princess inspired looks alongside more softer, angelic themes. The label’s iconic boucle-tweed piece has also been re-spun for a slightly more modern feel.
So what’s the verdict? Well, Chanel successfully manages to stay true to its aesthetic, whilst adding slightly tougher and graceful elements of flowing one-in-ones and separate pieces which take a different turn.
The one and only Karl Lagerfeld himself stated in a brief interview that it was important for him to make something that is still Chanel, but at the same time had taken inspiration from another world or century.
He believes it’s still very Chanel, ‘even if Chanel never did it that way.’ You can watch the interview on the official website.
So it’s safe to say that his collection gets a thumbs-up from the fashion world. With so many beautiful pieces to choose from, it’s so tough to pick a favourite!
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