Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016 show

Karl Lagerfeld unveiled Chanel haute Couture S/S 2016 collection.Karl Lagerfeld created his own perfect eco System last morning, transforming the Grand Palais into an energy efficient Zone. Yes,this time  it was a celebration of nature, which gave rise to a bucolic springtime wardrobe, comprising a lot of beige. “Gabrielle Chanel was the queen of beige” explaned us Lagerfeld, whose palette ran from straw and sand to putty, taupe and hessian. The focus was on the Chanel suit , there were jackets with oval sleeves matched with strict and midi length pencil skirts and  breezy, wide culottes. Pleated dresses were feather fine,  even wooly, natural coloured tweed skirts looked lightweight, with hemlines splaying into full fringes. The most magnificent arrived with capes that were painted and embellished in twinkling rhinestones.And then, the finishing touches: crystal dragonflies, bees, and other bugs posed as brooches, shoes took the shape of a satin two-tone ballet pump atop a cork wedge and waists were accessorized with a chicer version of a bum bag – Chanel called it a smartphone pouch, because even an eco-girl needs to stay connected. And a note on the timber set! – Chanel- Karl Lagerfeld, told that it will be recycled!


photos courtesy of Yannis Vlamos /