Just because last week was all about the NoH Series: The LBD doesn’t mean I wasn’t checking out the couture shows. And it especially doesn’t mean that I forgot to talk about Chanel. Because I didn’t and I would never forget! In fact, I am going to talk about it now…
The Chanel Spring 2012 Couture Collection was a great departure (or was it an arrival?) from the Raj inspired Pre-Fall Collection. The show took place in Air Chanel – a set built to look like a jumbo jet where the aisle became the runway and the guests sat in actual airplane seats (I suspect they were probably more spacious than what we see these days). That’s right, Karl Lagerfeld looked to the sky to inspire this collection.
While the color palette was limited to blue (albeit 150 shades of blue), the materials used were not limited to fabric. Everything from cellophane, to crystal, to organza to pvc were used in the creations. But despite what may be seen as gimmicks, the Chanel Spring 2012 Couture Collection maintained the level of elegance synonymous with the label.
What do you think of the collection?
Images courtesy of Chanel, via Style.com