Jul 5, 2016

What has Karl Lagerfeld done now!? 33rd Chanel Haute Couture AW 16

What has Karl Lagerfeld come up with now? 

As always, any Chanel runway show is highly anticipated each season for Lagerfeld’s brilliant ideas and creativity. Not just in his collections, but how he presents them on his world famous runways. We have already seen the amazing airport set, the supermarket and a casino, so what did he come up with next.

In contrast to his simple, no set runway earlier this year for the Chanel Ready to wear AW16 show, the most recent show, Chanel Haute Couture aw16, showed us a stage of the atelier.

The Grande Palais was turned into a Chanel work studio, putting his seamstresses centre stage. This reminds us of who really brings the collections to life. So well done Karl for giving credit, where credit is due.

grande palais chanel karl lagerfeld workshop runway

As with Couture, the nature of the fashion has to be hand made in order to deserve the title. Therefore, it takes many hours to construct such designs. Making it ever more important to highlight the work that goes into the collections.

So enough about the set. What was shown on the runway this season. Of course, being Chanel, there was bounds and bounds of tweed. The inclusion of the tweed pays great homage to the house’s classic and iconic style, and really reminds us of what Chanel is so famous for. However, the tweed skirt-suit staple has been slightly updated. The show presented us with some different proportions. Think big shoulders, cropped sleeves and flared mini skirts. We also saw dresses enhanced with feathers as well as many other embellishments.

flared mini skirt cropped sleeve

shoulder crop top by chanel

As for footwear, I think that it is safe to say that the thigh high boot will be around for a little longer as we see models strutting with their legs covered in beautiful, sky high boots.

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