This season Chanel’s Fall/Winter runway show took inspiration from the great outdoors.
Chanel always makes a statement when it comes to the runway. Just a few seasons ago they had a rocket ship take off as part of their show finale. This season was a bit more grounded, with designer Karl Lagerfeld finding inspiration in nature. The show took place at the Grand Palais in Paris, in a man-made forest, complete with 20 trees and a leaf-covered ground. In a release the brand said of the decor, “a palette of russets, reds and orange, moss and pine green, bark brown, prints of foliage or rings of grey wood, accompany the signature black and white of the House.”
A range of celebrities and models were in attendance from Chanel Ambassador Keira Knightley to model Angela Lindvall, as well as a variety of musicians, actresses, writers, artists and dancers from around the world.
The collection was quintessential Chanel, filled with lots of tweeds, lace and a few unexpected flourishes. The classic Chanel jacket was updated with an elongated silhouette, while voluminous shapes gave simple pants and coats a modern spin. Additionally a new bag, called 31, was added to the Chanel family. The 31 is a large shopper made from soft quilted leather and printed canvas or tweed. The collection blended an earthy sensibility with Chanel’s undeniable sophistication, creating a unique and effortless aesthetic.
Check out a few of our favourite looks from the show below.