I agree with all three of you! Hideous! Personally, I wonder if all the intense dieting has damaged Karl’s brain. He used to be one of my favorite designers. It’s like he was abducted by aliens and reprogrammed to design ugly clothes.
Fashion as an art form, Karl Lagerfeld has given CHANEL a much needed pump of energy and youthfulness. Just when I thought Karl was over the hill and refusing to modernise he comes up with a collection that is not only current but bursting with colour. A lot of the models look like art students and it’s all quite bohemian in a very luxe kind of way! I loved the fabric that look like it was inspired by Pantone colour charts and swatches and the watery, painterly brush strokes. Being a man I am lusting after all the menswear items, especially that backpack (must have!) and CHANEL paint brushes? what next!
I think I need to also spare some breath for the show set…AMAZING! I need an oversize marble CHANEL No5 sculpture for my house.
Congratulations Karl, this is a stroke of genius and a masterpiece!
Let me see … Lagerfeld is inspired by artists, specifically painters.
Love the casual aspect of this collection. So relaxed, it’s as thought a different designer were at work. Lagerfeld for Chanel can seem too buttoned up, fastidious. There even seem to be some new shapes this time around.
So very, very interesting! I look at your blog every day and I see that ‘people-who-love-fashion’ are influenced by the designers, but the designers are influenced by how their designs are interpreted into street-wear, in a symbiotic relationship. And here you are, recording it all. Wonderful!
Some of the pieces are lovely, others are just hideous. That, I think, is the essence of French fashion. Couture is just precious and crafted, RTW is trying to reflect both the street and the concerns of these venerable old fashion houses.