Fashion month is upon us again and to be honest, I can't wait for the London portion (Burberry anyone?!) but until then, I've been trying to get caught up with what I missed of the Haute Couture shows a few weeks ago, namely Chanel.
Of course everyone was talking about the amazing finalé look modelled by Lily-Rose Depp. But what I love most about Chanel Haute Couture is the immense tailoring and the finer details that you simply wouldn't get from a normal runway collection. I've handpicked my favourite looks (and I've even illustrated one of them) from the show and will discuss them in more detail-but if you get a spare moment, you can watch the full film of the collection here SPOILER ALERT-it's a beauty!!
From the off, Look 1 was simple yet striking. The detail here is in the tailoring of the bouclé, and I loved the pussybow collar, very Karl, very Parisienne! J'adore!
Look 6 was my favourite of the 'suiting' looks. I love the length of the coat, and the combination of this with a lighter more fluid flowing dress. The hat is the perfect finishing detail of the ensemble. I loved it so much I had to sketch it....
...thoughts? Expect more illustrations on my blog over the coming weeks!
Look 40 is exceptional elegance at its best. I absolutely love the finer detail on the jacket and on the trim of the dress; a perfect look for a summer ball or wedding (if only I could afford the hefty pricetag!).
Again, it was the elegant embellishments that caught my eye with Look 52 but I also love the shape; perfectly flattering for a small waist. Absolutely stunning!
The final few looks of the show were showstoppers, perfect cocktail party dresses with inspiration from a variety of eras and Look 65 was my favourite of them all! I love the fluidity of it and the flowing feathers after the slim slip-dress style structure. Perfect for any red carpet-amazing!
Which looks were your favourites?
Happy fashion month!
(All images (except illustration) credited to Chanel.com, I do not own these images)