| Karl Lagerfeld mixes the old with the new and conquers Paris Fashion Week. Bringing Chanel as a brand into the present with these signature designs.
Perspex and tweed were an unlikely but breathtaking combination at Karl Lagerfeld’s showery Spring offering at Paris Fashion Week this morning.
The models walked on a cliff edge covered in cave like structures surrounded by blossoming plants and gushing waterfalls. Perspex accessories took centre stage at the show, from umbrellas, rain hats, and THOSE statement thigh high boots, so pretty it almost makes me wish for rain!
The highlight of this collection for me were the two piece suits, which varied from school-girl preppy (think button up blazers and pleated skirts) to upper east side chic (think city shorts and bralettes, culottes and structured tops).
The true mastery of Chanel marrying the new with the old. Classic tropes we know the Parisian mega-house so well for, like heritage tweeds, signature chain strap bags, the bold red lip and the ladylike tailoring, are blended with new and exciting ideas like futuristic fabrics, avant garde tailoring and novelty accessories. Though the swim/beachwear toward the end felt a little mismatched and inexpensive, overall this was yet another showstopper from Lagerfeld, sure to please both stalwarts and newcomers to the brand.
View some of the best looks from the collection below: