Chanel is hands-down my favourite label of all time. It’s my fashion dream to buy a Chanel 2.55 bag at the flagship store at 31 Rue Cambon, Paris one day. Insert heavy sigh here. Karl Lagerfeld has done an excellent job of preserving the iconic Coco Chanel aesthetic whilst reinterpreting it in modern and exciting ways year after year since the 80’s. The latest show was relatively stripped down, in comparison to his last few over-the-top shows. A “non-set set”, as Sarah Mower at Vogue says. The staple Chanel jacket has been brought back to her 1925 roots. Lagerfeld took the collection back to the original Chanel design philosophy: the horse riding aesthetic of simple, practical silhouettes, the unembellished boater hat, WWI-era influences of mid-calf length skirts (which made it easier for women to get around in such uneasy times), but paired with her later signature look of layers of cascading pearl necklaces and sumptuous colours. Simplicity versus luxury, combined into a perfect equilibrium. More at Vogue.
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