Karl Lagerfeld has gone green. Not from sickness and not from envy, but he has created his own perfect Chanel inspired ecosystem in the Grand Palais in Paris, a favourite for hosting his Haute Couture shows.
With a manicured lawn, trees and even a lily pond, Karl Lagerfeld had forged his own beautiful, alternate universe paradise with his favourite models, a fresh and natural colour theme and Cara Delevingne and her puppy Leo. I feel like there’s not much more to say to sum up the show.
Oh, but of course, the clothes. This season focused on Chanel’s timeless suit. In a world of fast fashion and ever-changing trends, Chanel and the iconic Chanel suit remains at the forefront of fashion. Changing the ideas but not the masterpiece. This year’s collection was a celebration of nature, and the colour in the spotlight was beige, the most natural of shades. Taupe, hessian, straw and sand in a range of textures, finished of with crystal brooches in the shapes of a girl’s best natural friend; bugs.
Lightweight fabrics as well as heavier, woven wool were paired together. The beige tones were mixed in with classic black, navy and splashes of Chanel colouring. Fringed, flowing and feathered pieces were effortless floated down the runway by models of the moment Kendall Jenner and sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid.
Chanel suits, peasant inspired skirts and modern bum-bags were all the rage in Karl Lagerfeld’s eco-friendly world where even the timber sets were promised to be recycled after use.
See vogue.co.uk for the full Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2016 collection.