Last week at the Grand Palais, Chanel reimagined the youthful breeze of liberty akin to the spirit of the Nouvelle Vague at CHANEL Spring-Summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear show with a rooftop setting drawing from the atmosphere of the era. Ethereal allure dancing in the air, silhouette as fluid as summer breeze and textures that move along with the body. Artistic director Virginie Viard creates a spring wardrobe that plays with simplicity and balance of volume, to capture a feeling of freedom.
The fashion collection is accentuated by accessories as vibrant and luminous as the first summer sun. Just like the fashion collection, stripes, checks, vibrant block colours – red, orange, pink, blue and the emblematic black and white of the House – illuminate the accessories. The prints are in unison: on one ultra-graphic version, the letters of CHANEL haphazardly stand out from the roofs. The larger version of CHANEL 19 bag comes swathed in printed silk twill, while the 11.12 bag is back in tweed to match its suit. Zip-up bags in leather or tweed are reminiscent of schoolgirls’ pencil cases: the CHANEL signature appears handwritten in chain interlaced with leather. The flap bag is refreshed with a wrist bracelet or a braid in two-tone grosgrain ribbon. Others have a more precious note: beads set with chains or sequinned embroideries with floral motifs. Gently, a ruffle is laid here on a strap or there on the flap of a half-moon clutch.
Ever present, couture jewellery is worn in accumulation: pearl sautoirs and brooches, necklaces in coloured crystal or punctuated with strass-covered balls and cuff bracelets signed CHANEL PARIS.
Check out the gallery to see the best accessories from the collection.
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