Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Chanel Paris Fashion Week Ready-to-Wear S/S 2018

Coco would have recognised the finale section of yesterday's Chanel S/S 2018 show, with Karl Lagerfeld creating a collection of beautiful black and white timeless outfits that blended couture style day and evening into ready to wear. And maybe Jackie Kennedy might have recognised the 60's shapes with the beautiful tweeds cut into dozens of styles and all wrapped up with the the fabric of the day. Plastic. The boots both thigh high and knee length had quite the moment on the runway skipping between waterfalls. And wearing the transparent fabric with Barbarella hints, the see though designs were further developed into capes and anoraks and hats and gloves. Even some of the bags were made in this most democratic of fabrics. The designs themselves looked light as air in boxy tweed, denim, lace, fringing, net and lurex. But maybe with the plastic boots and shorts more suited to the lean legged millennials. And for me the pick of the collection were the black and white designs I mentioned earlier and the pink and silver lurex mini with matching bag. The collection overall reminded me of André Courrèges and his space age designs. And of course he dressed Jackie which brings us full circle. Karl really is the master pulling it all together.

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