Tag: the house of chanel

fashion on film: the tale of a fairy by karl lagerfeld, part two

fashion on film: the tale of a fairy by karl lagerfeld, part one

runway video: chanel fall prêt-à-porter, paris

fall prêt-à-porter, paris: chanel

with news swirling of a possible retirement & even a wedding between karl lagerfeld & his muse, baptiste giabiconi, im not sure what to believe at this point. as baptiste closed the show, i came away feeling a bit cheated by the collection. while i understand that there is power in details, i do also find it important to showcase dimension & creativity in new, fresh ways each season. while the house of chanel is, quite possibly, the most respected in fashion both past & present- here nothing spectacular is seen. i do applaud the capitalization of tweed, an aspect which is deeply associated with the chanel brand. a drab palette with more urban edge is seen this season- loose fit boots, chain link handbags are seen throughout. overall, i wanted to see more, despite seeing 78 looks- i was waiting for a breakthrough moment that never came. new reports have speculated that alber elbaz of lanvin will be choosen to direct at chanel once karl retires, but so far this is speculation. the entire house of lanvin was said to have been in tears & a post at lanvin is said to be taken by jason wu, once elbaz secures chanel. it’s the same old chic from the same karl & until a new designer is put in place, that’s what we’ll keep getting.

imagesource | vogue.fr

runway video: chanel spring couture collection

spring couture collections: chanel

with a rich heritage that has seared through time, with highs & lows, the house of chanel was established in 1909. in 1981, karl lagerfeld left his post at chloé & took the helm of chanel as creative director. in resurrecting the label after the death of coco chanel herself, karl has continued to revive the brand with a modernized signature as well as a powerful sensibility to marketing, beauty & fragrance. one of the most iconic womenswear labels in history, we see the SS11 haute couture collection tap into the rich history of the label, as only lagerfeld could create. playfully entering the SS11 couture season, the palette of this collection matches that of it’s model cast, pale, soft & feminine. while the lack of color is mirrored from the clothes to the women that are wearing them, the collection thrives in details that are more greatly appreciated when felt & seen off-screen, in real life. the attention to silhouette is interesting for the set, as elongated design lines seem to lean more toward an aesthetic & image karl has been adopting for the past few seasons. while other designers are focusing on curve hugging gowns & drastically draped necklines, karl assumes his position in oppostion. overall, the collection is a fitting addition for the house of chanel but in my opinion is lacking a true sense of progression & forward thinking. that said, lagerfeld is a genius in what he does & has done with the house of chanel. with sales of couture on the upshift, im sure chanel clientele will be nothing more than pleased with what has been created. icons, stella tennant opened & kristen mcmenamy closed.

imagesource | style

georgia may jagger for chanel, resort

represented by TESS models london, georgia may jagger appears for the resort collection campaign for the house of chanel. shot by karl lagerfeld, no chanel campaign in the last two years would be complete without a baptiste giabiconi cameo; hence we see him lurking in the backdrop. reintroducing classic chanel style staples with modern twists.  i feel for the campaign images as i feel for the actual collection; i wanna like it, but expected much more creatively & stylistically. i do applaud the casting of georgia, as she is definitely a hot commodity in fashion at the moment. but i guess i was looking for something that would reach further beyond a white border & a rolls royce with baptiste at the driver seat. i expect that this pre-season of sorts is a much more new concept for fashion houses & their collections, but as much as i respect the creative force of karl lagerfeld, im constantly putting the break in new creative ground into question. here, i feel something better could have been created.   

imagesource | tfs