Friday, January 29, 2016

Runway Report: Chanel Spring 2016 Couture

Eco-conscious serenity was the starting point of the Chanel Spring 2016 Couture collection presented this week by Karl Lagerfeld at the Grand Palais in Paris. I often find myself taken by the grand sets that Karl presents his collections on in the same space every single season. Last couture Karl transformed the Grand Palais into an interpretation of a Monte Carlo casino and for Spring 2016 RTW it was a bustling airport and for Spring 2016 Couture it was a modern wooden Ark surrounded by grass and small ponds. The set took me from the beginning and then you continued to see the eco-conscious theme through out the whole collection which featured such details as wood chips fashioned into beading and paillettes, as well as 3D elements that were fashioned out of recycled paper and organic woven yarn. When it came to the style of the clothes I think that it was very classic Chanel with some modern twists. The show started off with interpretations the classic Chanel tweed suits which transitioned into the more modern part of the evening wear and the show finished with Mica Arganaraz wearing the traditional bridal gown (far right) which was a strapless tea length column gown with an attached train and made all that more modern with an embroidered to match bomber. I was surprisingly drawn to the cork sculpted wedges which had the signature toe cap design, I think that after a few seasons of different interpretations not speaking to me I am glad that Karl found something that I actually quite enjoy and can totally picture members of the fashion pack rocking on the sidewalk runway next season. Aside from the gold lame cape that Gigi Hadid wore on the runway (which I want for my own personal collection) my favorite look from the collection was the simple white peplum cocktail with gold embellished trimming, it was irresistibly chic and I am sure that it will end up on the red carpet on the back of someone like Charlize Theron, Blake Lively, or Jessica Chastain. Other beauties I can see wearing this collection on the red carpet include Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Anna Wintour, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Amber Heard, Keira Knightley, Florence Welch, Nicole Kidman, Riley Keough, Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianne Moore, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karlie Kloss, Anne Hathaway, Fan Bingbing, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rooney Mara, Naomi Watts, Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth, Emma Stone, Rita Ora, Olivia Wilde, Emily Blunt, and Zhang Ziyi.

I have been pinning all the collections on my Pinterest page with my immediate wishes of who I would die to see wearing these stunning couture creations, so to get more of an idea of who I want to wear what from the collections I would head over there!

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