This morning Karl Lagerfeld took us on a whirlwind adventure in order to show us his latest collection for Chanel Couture spring/summer 2012.
Shown at the Grand Palais in Paris, this collection was predominately composed of the colour blue. Shades of navy, forget me not and sky came cascading down the runway, their beauty and grandeur being fully exploited. For the opening looks we saw elegant drop waisted dresses with oversized collars, which emulated a sort of ‘Chanel’ style airhostess. Yet while this collection was indeed glamorous and classic, Lagerfeld managed to bring a large element of futurism to the catwalk. Lagerfeld developed the best of past fashions (drop waists and sequin detailing) and added some integral ingredients that will indeed shape the future for the fashion industry, for example the oversized collars on the many of the Chanel style suits, and a sort of angular shaping upon some of the mini-skirts.
Footwear wise, the shoes were high, much higher than any airhostess could attempt to walk in. The delicate string leather straps with the towering stiletto reminded us that of course the Chanel woman is classic and above all else a lady, and this is exactly what this footwear displayed – ladylike supremacy.
And with the model elite gracing the overly large runway it was no surprise that we were all exceptionally happy to fly Chanel Airways.