So, I am going to have to cover one more show from Paris Fashion Week. After all, only Karl Lagerfeld can make me feel like the little mermaid.
I will let that resonate with you for a minute.
Okay. You with me? If not, allow me to back up a bit.
Yesterday Chanel showed its S/S 2012 Runway Collection. And in true Karl Lagerfeld fashion, the show was quite the event. (Have I mentioned I love him? I have? Well, in case there was any confusion, I love him. Lots.)
Set in an environment meant to evoke images of the sea, models came down the runway in underwater inspired attire. There were strings of pearls, iridescent pieces reminiscent of shimmers, coral like textures and maybe even some netting (you know, for catching fish). Don’t get me wrong—there are still those classic Chanel elements (the tweeds, the lady-like dresses, the pearls), but they are completely reinterpreted in a new and fresh way.
Personally, I love all of it—even the slightly eccentric pieces. And if I can’t have a tail and a seashell bra, well then at least I can dream about this collection… But enough about my overactive fantasy life, what do you think about the collection?
(all images by Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com via Style.com)