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ChanelSpring Summer 2015 Paris

Runway Review
9/30/2014 TeamFWP

There is no better chronicler and fabler of the world through fashion than Karl Lagerfeld. With each Chanel runway collection, he literally stops time and transports onlookers into a new world: most that are grounded in as close a reality as the iconic French fashion house can reach.

His latest assortment for the brand was bombastic and ended with a rowdy protest: close to ninety attractively-dressed models toting banners and yelling expressions that were all for fashion with supermodel Gisele Bundchen handling the megaphone. They stomped down the undeniably chic Chanel Boulevard — a figment of Lagerfeld's vivid imagination and whose awe-inspired exteriors continued 25 meters into the Grand Palais. He wanted to conclude the lineup with a show of feminist strength and vigor: a very current and important movement which he developed a great love for from his mother.

Lagerfeld chose a varied lineup: different hair, varying makeup, contrasting ages. He wanted to get as close to walking the everyday streets of Paris as he could get and he achieved that. The collection was abundant in luxury naturally and was incredibly distinct and innovative: things we've come to expect from the brand at this point.

Florals were given a fun spin in an artful, watercolor pattern on knee-high boots, rosettes placed along silver metallic leather tiles on a elbow sleeve top bringing the street to life in more ways than one, encrusted on a white collared frock, and serving as trim on a fuzzy cardigan. Tweed was lent an amusing and merry twist with gold shimmering lurex tights, metallic open-toe lace-up sandals, juxtaposed against brightly-hued wool separates, and contrasted with the aforementioned florals and crossbody bags sprawled with "Make Fashion Not War" text.

Some of the more calm and temperate moments included a utilitarian shirt dress with a fringe hem layered over easy cropped trousers, a blush pink suede suit, an olive suit of the same ilk on Baptiste Giabiconi and navy and white skirt suits that surely pleased some of Chanel's more conservative customers. The brand's women do work and love a menswear-inspired moment, thus there was a pinstripe vignette consisting of high-waist bermuda shorts, cold shoulder knits, glossy coated suiting, and an embellished double-breasted tunic.

Also of note was the fact that not a single high heel was offered on the runway. This of course pleased the young fashion set who has been sporting sneakers all season, but it demonstrated Lagerfeld's commitment to the street: sorry red carpet loving gals you'll have to look to another brand for showstopping pumps this season.

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9/30/2014 TeamFWP

There is no better chronicler and fabler of the world through fashion than Karl Lagerfeld. With each Chanel runway collection, he literally stops time and transports onlookers into a new world: most that are grounded in as close a reality as the iconic French fashion house can reach.

His latest assortment for the brand was bombastic and ended with a rowdy protest: close to ninety attractively-dressed models toting banners and yelling expressions that were all for fashion with supermodel Gisele Bundchen handling the megaphone. They stomped down the undeniably chic Chanel Boulevard — a figment of Lagerfeld's vivid imagination and whose awe-inspired exteriors continued 25 meters into the Grand Palais. He wanted to conclude the lineup with a show of feminist strength and vigor: a very current and important movement which he developed a great love for from his mother.

Lagerfeld chose a varied lineup: different hair, varying makeup, contrasting ages. He wanted to get as close to walking the everyday streets of Paris as he could get and he achieved that. The collection was abundant in luxury naturally and was incredibly distinct and innovative: things we've come to expect from the brand at this point.

Florals were given a fun spin in an artful, watercolor pattern on knee-high boots, rosettes placed along silver metallic leather tiles on a elbow sleeve top bringing the street to life in more ways than one, encrusted on a white collared frock, and serving as trim on a fuzzy cardigan. Tweed was lent an amusing and merry twist with gold shimmering lurex tights, metallic open-toe lace-up sandals, juxtaposed against brightly-hued wool separates, and contrasted with the aforementioned florals and crossbody bags sprawled with "Make Fashion Not War" text.

Some of the more calm and temperate moments included a utilitarian shirt dress with a fringe hem layered over easy cropped trousers, a blush pink suede suit, an olive suit of the same ilk on Baptiste Giabiconi and navy and white skirt suits that surely pleased some of Chanel's more conservative customers. The brand's women do work and love a menswear-inspired moment, thus there was a pinstripe vignette consisting of high-waist bermuda shorts, cold shoulder knits, glossy coated suiting, and an embellished double-breasted tunic.

Also of note was the fact that not a single high heel was offered on the runway. This of course pleased the young fashion set who has been sporting sneakers all season, but it demonstrated Lagerfeld's commitment to the street: sorry red carpet loving gals you'll have to look to another brand for showstopping pumps this season.


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