fall couture collections: chanel
by Jeremy Danté
a grand scale presentation was created for the FW10 haute couture collection by the house of chanel. an epic sized lion sat in the middle of the runway as models walked in a bit more of an understated couture collection. while this collection in particular has been posted in high quality; you can see the attention to design detail in the pieces that appear at the back end of the collection. the introductory garments of the collection seemed like ready-to-wear pieces in the form of coats. pieces done in tweed, a chanel heritage staple, were modernized through cut & some had additions of fur. while many of the attempts to modernize the collection only seemed to further enhance the understated appeal, the more than 60+ piece set ended on a highly detailed note. grand elements were seen in the collections footwear designs as well as the beautifully crafted accessories. opulence shined through the details in the collection & i feel that the collection could’ve been more concentrated in terms of design- it bordered boring. lagerfeld is of a dying breed & is, literally, fashion history happening before our eyes.