31 July 2016

Resort 2017 : Chanel

I am slightly late with starting my collection reviews. It has been a while since I have wrote one - and it feels so good to be back! Even better, that I am starting with Chanel...

All Chanel fans and links were flown into Cuba in early May this year to attend one of the first Resort shows to be launched. Of course, that would be Chanel. Karl has always been one of, if not, the first to launch his collection with Chanel for that current season. I am always so excited to see what he brings to the table; and for me, he never puts a foot wrong. I wish I was there in sunny Cuba when this show took place. Lagerfeld likes to take Resort collections across the globe. This year, he had decided to enter something more relaxed and casual, and that reflected the beautiful weather that the country had that day. This collection in particular made me feel nostalgic - in research terms. Of course, Coco launched  "CHANEL" in 1909, with the brand becoming more established in the 1920's Parisian era. This collection was definitely paying homage to the original, which will never date within this spectacular brand.

Despite what we would call heavy looks appearing on the runway, Karl definitely took inspiration from the summer and the country of course the show took place - with light fabrics and loose fitted pieces. From classic white sunhats with a black rim, to loose fitting trousers and playsuits - summer was oozing from this collection. Sandal Sliders which had twisted embellished detailing in particularly caught my eye - alongside the different designs of feminine, soft brogues. It was all very traditional, and that is exactly what I love. At the start of the show, the pieces were very minimal in colour palette - but what he lacked here, he made up in sillouhettes, shape and creativity. 

PINSTRIPES ARE BACK! Both in the form of monochrome and red and white later in the show. The Red combination was a highlight for me, as I have always loved a team of White and Red in summer. Towards the end, is where the yhalidascope of colour really did come into play - and it reminded me of the Resort 2016 collection Karl had presented in Seoul. I loved it. Karl definitely played on the monochrome trend this season, which has always been a favourite of mine, and was very popular with Madame Coco herself when she was designing. The first look had me at hello, it was everything Chanel - and I cannot wait to see this collection in person.

images courtesy of style.com


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