Chanel Resort 2015- “Romantic, Modern Orient, a New One Thousand and One Nights.”
Showcasing the renown fashion house’s 2015 resort collection in Dubai the looks were infused with harem style paints and Parisian influence similar to designer, Paul Poiret. Lagerfeld’s take on modern romanticism and orient brought a shimmer of gold and chains to the runway. Headpieces consisting of elaborate beading and crescent moons were worn atop models backcombed and voluminous hair. Statement necklaces stood out with chain detailing tied into knots with matching bracelets and chunky belts. Tweed full piece suits were executed in patchwork and mixing of patterns of hounds tooth and herringbone.
Model Sasha Luss sported a blonde afro and oriental chain necklace with a traditional Chanel double-breasted suit style attire. Charlotte Free brought a modern street feel to the runway with her famous standout pink locks. Splashes of gold amongst the colour palate added a luxe touch and bright crimson red and lilac purple patterns on light sheer fabrics brought an essence of walking through a warm desert breeze.
One standout piece, a patchwork style floral coat paired with knit socks with an open toe. Chanel presented lavish resort wear of diamond half moon diadems and glamourous pointed slippers worthy of a desert moon goddess. Opening with tunics and chunky tweeds, Lagerfeld immersed into hypnotic florals and simplistic elegance with a sense of freedom. Taking reference to the Gulf’s natural resources, Lagerfeld designed a gold quilted gas cannister style purse to which would replace a jerrycan in any fantasy world.
Closing the show and stealing the audiences hearts was Lagerfeld’s five-year-old godson, Hudson Kroenig who walked the runway in a crisp white caftan. Brining a new take on the traditional Chanel aesthetic with different global inspirations keeps the fashion house undeniably exciting and fresh.