Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Chanel Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 2018...

Hello lovelies!

January is such a grey month, particularly here in the North of England.  I'm always happy when Haute Couture week comes around, as it's always nice to see some fresh, spring fashion and to finally witness pops of colours against the grey hue that I feel surrounded by!  So yesterday, I was happy to be transported to Paris (in my mind!) to witness the beauty and grandeur of the latest Chanel Haute Couture show.


Set in my favourite Parisian location, the Grand Palais, Mr Lagerfeld was a genius once again at transporting us to another world via his beautiful vision for the show.  Guests were sat in the most luxurious garden, complete with archways and fountains.  Under the natural light of the glass roof, it's easy to forget that the show took place inside one of Paris's grandest buildings.

Much like the set, sculptural was the buzz word from the show.  As always, the tailoring was sensational and the intricate floral details beautiful and immaculate.  Pastel pinks and pretty spring flower colours were to be expected, but as always there were a few surprises up Karl Lagerfeld's sleeve!  Let me talk you through my favourite looks from the show:

 Look 3
 Look 4
Look 7

If the show was in themes, then the beginning definitely showed of Lagerfeld and his atelier's flare when it comes to tailoring and manipulating bouclé, the house's signature material.  The stunning colour and structure of the dress in look 3, to the different skirt suit options in look's 4 and 7, made these looks top picks for me.  I love the subtle pink lining and the beautiful finish of both of the suits; another triumph in beautiful bouclé.

Look 23

The use of structure and panelling in look 23, combined with the sparkle running through the fabric made it a real winner in my eyes.  Proof that black doesn't have to be dull, and can be part of your spring look if you dare to have some fun with it.

 Look 30
 Look 33

Pussy-bows and fuchsia pink ribbons, what's not to love about looks 30 and 33?!  I'm a sucker for a pussy-bow blouse, but the combination with the floral, flamenco-esque skirt updates the look and makes it strikingly different.  As for 33, I really admire the craftsmanship in the contrast between the detail and body-con structure to the skirt and the floating train-like finish; simply stunning!

 Look 38
 Look 41

It was the beautiful array of pinks that drew me to looks 38 and 41.  How amazing is the shape and detail of 41's bodice?

 Look 46
And Look 46 was very modern-day Barbarella!  I love the intricacy of the embroidery!  The final looks that I picked out (below), all seemed very modern-day bridal (particularly the final piece-we know Karl likes to save a bit of show-stopping bridal as a lasting legacy!).  59 would sit perfectly in an exhibition, it's a real work of art and craftsmanship.  Bravo once again Mr Lagerfeld, bravo!

 Look 50
 Look 59
 Look 65
The show-stopping finale, Look 68


Which were your favourite looks from the show?

Until next time,

Kay xxx

All images are taken from Chanel.com and are not my own.
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