Karl Lagerfeld deserves a standing ovation for designing the most graceful, innovatively designed Autumn/Winter 2014 Haute Couture collection for Chanel. The ‘Le Corbusier goes to Versailles’ themed collection was unveiled as a part of the Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais.
The entire collection was based on the French label’s signature tweeds and plaids but the German fashion designer highlighted each piece from the collection with a touch of 80s’ glamour. Seamlessly blending past with future, the entire line jazzed up with historical baroque embellishments on contemporary cuts. Models sashayed down the catwalk wearing clothes and accessories that would appeal to the Marie Antoinettes of today.
Apart from the opulently designed apparels from the collection, other highlights that stole the show included heavily embroidered 80s-styled messenger bags, tailor-made baker boy hats, flat flip-flops with black silk ribbons and spiked hairstyles.
Also significantly noticeable were the tweed cycling shorts that peeked out discreetly beneath beautiful torso-fitting skirts and flared tweed coats. While Sam McKnight was behind the spikey hair style Maison Michel’s embroidered hats added a touch of glamour with a twist.
Karl also mentioned that the almost seamless, molded kind of collection has been inspired by images of an apartment overlooking the Champs-Elysees in the early 1930s designed by the architect of Modernism, Le Corbusier. Encapsulating about his latest collection, he added that it is Haute Couture without the Couture.
High-on-style, modern, easy-to-wear, fusion and elegant are just a few words that sum up Chanel Haute Couture autumn/winter 2014 collection.
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