CHANEL Space: the final frontier?
Every season, but every season, with no exception I am amazed by the power of Karl Lagerfeld imagination. After ice cubes, supermarkets, airports and data center, it was time, I say, to take the next rocket to space. (CLICK on the gallery above, for more pictures)
This season, Starship Enterprise named CHANEL was launched in the centre of Grand Palais, where 90 models reach for the stars wearing boots scintillating like diamond constellations and headbands embroidered with crystals or faux pearls. “It’s a journey through the sky, to the heart of constellations, in the wake of the astronaut Thomas Pesquet,” explains the designer.
The stars of the Fall/Winter 2017/2018 collection from CHANEL space:
- The iconic tweed suit was totally transformed and completed with long silvery fingerless gloves. I loved the flashes of electric blue and purple, the sequins, iridescent thread, crystal embroidery as well as metallic and beaded braids.
- Oversize coats with futuristic buttons come in tweed woven from multi-colour threads or a houndstooth motif, mohair or beige broadcloth.
- The collars of jackets and dresses were made of sparkling tweed, satin or double crêpe are high, round and rigid.
Evening dresses and blouses in chiffon had prints with astronauts and jewelled collars resembling Saturn’s rings. Eclipse motifs and prints decorate the knits and black satin dresses.
- My favourite? The jacket in midnight blue finished with pearl braids.
- The BOY CHANEL bag is enriched with a shiny chevron motif, the minaudières take on the shape of a rocket or a planet and new versions of CHANEL’s GABRIELLE bag come in metallic leather.
Photography: (C) Chanel / Olivier Saillant