You always know there is going to be some kind of magic when you arrive at the Chanel show. This season’s towering wing turbines stretching the length of the marathon catwalk in Paris’ Grand Palais was no exception – and with a solar panel look catwalks we wondered was Karl about to go eco?
Whatever Monsieur Lagerfeld’s green credentials, we were treated to a light, youthful collection of easy to wear pieces which skimmed several of this season’s biggest trend notes. From a strapless denim mini dress with jean pockets stitched to the chest to cool oversized sweaters with voluminous leg o-mutton sleeves, Karl tuned into a fun, girlish vibe.
While there were more than 20 looks in a simple monochromatic palette, colour also flooded the line. We had a striking cobalt coloured sack dress, a purple tweed suit trimmed in lime and clashing window pane motifs in red and royal blue. Accessories were equally light-hearted with a massive hula hoop style beach bag, striped summer wedges and Perspex brimmed hats in the mix.
The silhouette focused on A-line skirts and skinny pants paired with cropped jackets and the skirt as dress look was featured in several exits – we’ll definitely need to be getting that Tracy Anderson workout DVD out come Spring.
Pearls were given another lease of life this season, embellished on to dresses and worn in cluster necklaces. Our favourite pearly placement? On the glove-lets and mega pearl cuffs – both sure-fire accessory winners.
Overall the collection was one of the freshest of the season – infused with the spirit of 60s youth but made modern for today’s bright young things.