Chanel Haute Couture
It would be unwise to expect anything but an enchanting show from Chanel, as Karl Lagerfeld masters to excel himself with every new collection. This Tuesday, Chanel pulled the curtain back on its Paris haute couture show, transforming the runway into a couture atelier: models strode around among rolls of fabrics, mannequins, sewing machines and cutting tables sharing the catwalk with other stars of the show—actual Chanel seamstresses at work.
Engaging with the guests and devotees, making them closer to the brand feels natural in contemporary context of social media instantaneity. But while others are toying with Snapchat, Periscope and live streaming of the shows in Instagram, Lagerfeld also bridges the ‘online-real life’ gap.
It’s enough to remember Chanel’s previous front row only show, and now the designer reveals secrets between behind the scenes and the show, inviting every guest to feel what the haute couture really means.
The collection itself prided a lot of brand’s signature tweed with must haves of almost every single look: the black ribbon holding airy romantic hairdos, black arm gauntlets and high black boots. Final bride outfit made quite an appearance: Lagerfeld sent Edie Campbell wearing a pale apricot embellished jacket and trousers.
As an obvious tribute to the craftsmanship of haute couture as the show was, it is perhaps a worthy respond to the new generation of rebellious designers, highlighting that high fashion is timeless, standing strong on artisanial traditions.