I did the unthinkable. I failed to cover the Chanel Pre-Fall 2013 Collection the moment it was shown. You can blame my daughter, or our move, or my crazy work schedule… your pick! Either way this is another Chanel collection that I am excited to share with you.
Why? Well. First, I am a Chanel loving girl and I never miss an opportunity to share a collection. And second, no one puts on a show like Karl Lagerfeld. This tartan rich collection was set in an old Scottish castle. Yep. Perfect Chanel drama.
As you can guess, the collection has a distinctively Scottish aesthetic. In typical Lagerfeld fashion, the Chanel collection takes what could become a costume party and translates it into a collection filled with wearable pieces.
Of course the coats and jackets are standout pieces. The Scottish patterning lends itself well to the tweeds and woolens characteristic of the French fashion house.
I also love the pairing of pieces with combat boots and patterned tights. There is something reminiscent of grunge, but with a distinctly high-end feel.
As for the gowns, these definitely brought the drama of some sort of Highland period piece. I appreciate the airiness of these pieces in an otherwise very heavy collection.
Now it is your turn! What are your thoughts on the Chanel Pre-Fall 2013 Collection?
Images by Alessandro Garofalo / GoRunway.com via Style.com