Resort collections already hit the catwalks. Yes, we are already looking forward the collections that will hit the shops before next spring. Fashion might be crazy but we love how fast it moves. Today, it’s all about the latest Chanel show that took place in Seoul. I have to start by saying that this collection made perfect sense.
Design wise, Korean traditions have a newer aspect than the inspirations Lagerfeld could have drawn if inspired by China or Japan. Culturally speaking, the K-pop phenomenon had all the color and sugar-rush kick that Lagerfeld could possibly venture into. The stylish audience is another important fact. This collection made us travel.
Loved the little jackets half-belted high in the back, the drop-waisted pleated dresses, the tweed ensemble woven with the Korean letters for “Chanel”, “camelia” and “Cambon”.
What caught my attention the most was the major visual motif, very brightly colored patchwork that was, according to Karl, made using a Korean technique. The mother-of-pearl embroidery on the black wrap dress left me speechless. A very engaging collection, surprising on several levels.