Chanel bid farewell to its legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld during Paris Fashion Week AW19 earlier this week. Stars, Chanel muses of all generations and editors came together for his final, posthumous show for which Chanel transformed the Grand Palais into a snow-covered mountain town. It’s like a metaphor for fashion post-Lagerfeld — Winter is coming.
Aside of all the desirable jacket suits and dresses in chunky tweeds, checks, houndstooth and many more heritage motifs, Chanel is at its best when it comes to showcasing accessories that are set to be on next season’s wish list. They continue to play with their classics and yet, they are renewed with bedazzling freshness. The bags match the tones of a season in the mountains: in black or white smooth quilted leather, supple in quilted tweed with a double C clasp interlaced with leather, a flap in faux fur or a camera case in braided shearling. Removable purses are attached to small bags with shoulder straps. Hip bags in faux fur or leather embroidered with glossy camellias alternate with gondola lift minaudières in rhinestoned resin. The emblematic bags of the House joyfully slalom between the chalet spirit for the Chanel’s Gabrielle bag in leather and fluffy checked tweed, a frosted inspiration for the 11.12 embroidered with sequins, and its all schuss energy for the 2.55 in neon orange quilted leather.
Jewellery comes in frosty clear, pearls, gold, silver and enamel, playing with frost motifs and house emblems from from double C logo and hearts. Hats come in tweed or faux fur, while sunglasses with mirrored lens borrow its inspiration from none other than ski goggles.
Check out the gallery to see highlights from the collection.