Thursday, October 6, 2011

Paris Collection Spring 2012- Chanel

by April Wirth, Paris Correspondent

Chanel - I always find that Karl Lagerfeld has a tricky way of repeatedly producing the same thing, yet simultaneously reinventing it over and over; this season's collection boasts no exception. After performing during the show, singer and new muse Florence Welch accompanied the designer on the runway, where we saw Karl in a slightly modernized version of his ultra-classic uniform. Off to a pretty but weak start, the spring/summer collection is a mix up of hounds tooth jackets over prints, printed dresses with black insets, iridescent jacket and skirt combos, and even a track jacket. Overall, the common thread in all but 2 or 3 pairs of leather short-shorts, was tame and classic, modest pieces. The collection was one of hits and misses, with most of the hits being the more simple looks. The gorgeous, sophisticated sexy swimwear and use of the finest, lightest ethereal fabrics kept the Chanel woman very classy this season. Perhaps the most groundbreaking of all however was the proliferation of flats and low-heeled (square-toed) boots on this season's runway -- ensuring that regardless of what we wear this spring, we will definitely be walking in Chanel!

Photos by Yannis Vlamos /

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