July 4, 2013

Classic Silhouettes With A Modern Twist In The Chanel Haute Couture Collection

Haute Couture translates into the exploring of imagination, the expansion of the horizons of creativity and the defying of the barriers of fashion standards, and Karl Lagerfeld used all these elements in creating the absolutely memorable collection, which he showed in Paris for Chanel, as part of the label’s Couture show for the Fall 2013 season.

”Tradition with future” was the way in which Lagerfeld described his collection, presented at the Grand Palais, one of the City of Lights’ most imposing buildings. Classic Chanel pieces, such as tweed jackets, were reinvented with the help of Lurex, silk or sequin embroideries, and were paired with short skirts pavéed with sequins, worn over longer skirts in supple suede. All this was cleverly accessorised with wide belts that enhanced the shape of the feminine silhouette, and with footwear featuring a trompe l’œil effect – a hybrid between thigh-high boots and stockings, held up by suspender belts.

For nighttime, Lagerfeld conserved the element of preciousness by merging somptuous fabrics, such as satin or silk, with diaphanous accents, like plumage, tulle or floral appliqués.

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