Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Chanel's Spring 2016 Couture

For Chanel's Spring 2016 Couture collection, the Paris Grand Palais was beautifully turned into a fascinating eco-friendly garden with fresh grass, a pavilion and a blue sky.

“I think it’s the first couture collection done in the ecological approach. It’s fun to do this after being high-tech,” Karl Lagerfeld said, referring to his collection last fall, which featured 3D printing. This collection has wood shavings used as beading, and string, straw, raffia, twine and raw cotton were transformed into embroidered tweeds, lattices and embellishments.

Models donned gauzy capes, and this season’s shoe silhouette, a cork wedge with a round toe as well as the show’s only jewelry – bees as broaches and single earrings. “Bees are disappearing” Lagerfeld said.

Cara Delevingne also made the news when she sat in the front row holding a dog in her lap. Choupette, Lagerfeld's Birman cat, was at the show too, in spirit at least, appearing as a picture inside Lagerfeld’s tiepin.