Chanel Autumn/Winter 2016 Couture


CHANEL’s couture outing in Paris in the Grand Palais by Karl Lagerfeld, transporting his four ateliers to the heart of the capital and in doing so continued what he has accomplished so successfully in his role as creative director of the storied fashion house: offering a treasured insight.

Edie Campbell opened the show, with a tousled top knot controlled by a wide leather hairband, of the 32-piece collection in which triangular shapes dominated. Trapeze jackets in signature appliquéd tweed, embellished inserts, and the angular hems on jackets and gowns all had a trilateral aesthetic, offering contrast to the more sculptural tiered lampshade silhouettes which Lagerfeld favours so. Elsewhere suits came double-breasted and buttoned up, while structured collars stood stiff and away from slender necks. Every look was finished off with ruched suede knee-high boots, the detail of which was mirrored in long over-the-elbow gloves.

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