SS18 Paris Couture Week: The garden of Chanel

  • Style
  • Monday, 29 Jan 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Chanel couture garden featured architectural wooden arbours, white roses and a babbling water fountain.

Inspired by the geometric curves in the furniture, head creative director Karl Lagerfeld went back to nature – and to Chanel’s couture roots – for a display of pure drama constructed with geometric detail.

The stone-coloured clothes teamed with soft floral embroideries and frothy details. Models including Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber wore sweet pink, white and purple posies in black tulle hair-pieces.

The devil’s in the detail and this season, Chanel was all about the sleeve.

A raglan style – one that extends in one piece fully to the collar – seemed to inspire the beautiful and surreal arm shapes that descended stiffly like a tapered tube. Shoulders were wide and dramatically curved.

Full skirts flared out like giant bells in a crisp line shared this surreal quality. Lagerfeld is an ambitious man, and elsewhere his 69 designs also channeled the tiered fashions of the swinging 1920s. – AP

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