Back in May, Chanel brought its cruise 2016 show to Havana, Cuba. The show was timely, just as travellers started flocking to Cuba after US lifted its long-time ban.
Held at Paseo del Prado, a symbol of the link between Cuba and France, the cruise collection was a marriage between Paris and Havana. The “boyish chic” pieces featured long masculine jacket paired with wide trousers and an interpretation of the guayabera, the traditional Cuban shirt with pockets, shoulder tabs and flat pleats. On top of that, the Panama hat by Maison Michel finished a few key looks.
On the feminine side is the “debutant dress”, a tiered flounced petticoat in a leaf motif embroidered organza, contrasting with a mess jacket worn over a white shirt with tie.
The footwear of choice is a classic men’s shoes: the derbies. Adapted for modern women, the shoes have transformed into a mule, punctuated with a black leather toe, a Mademoiselle Chanel signature. Stella Tennant, the star of Chanel cruise 2016 campaign, is spotted in these shoes while posing for Karl Lagerfeld in the south of French.
The Chanel cruise 2016 collection will be available in Chanel boutiques in December.