Springtime and greenery continue to reign supreme at the Spring Couture runway shows. For the Chanel Spring 2013 Couture Collection, designer Karl Lagerfeld created an enchanted forest for his guests and models to wonder through. There was a rich romanticism in the air that translated to the garments.
One element that appears throughout the Chanel Spring 2013 Couture Collection is the emphasis on shoulders. Without resorting to the shoulder pads of fashion eras gone by, Herr Lagerfeld creates strong shoulder looks in a variety of ways. Sometimes exposed and bare, while other times accentuated with a fabric band, this detail is both subtle and elegant.
Another theme found throughout was the iridescent quality to the pieces. While much of the palette is black and white (a classic combination that has gained popularity), the pieces have a shimmering quality woven into them. The sparkle is just enough to make the garments eye catching and intriguing, but not flashy.
Clearly my love for Chanel continues on with this Couture Collections. But tell me, does yours? What’s your favorite piece from my selections above?
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