On Tuesday 8 July Karl Lagerfeld presented
the Chanel Fall-Winter 2014/15
Haute Couture Collection in a Le Corbusier
styled Parisian apartment decor
at the Grand Palais
Lagerfeld used an ever widening mixture
of fabrics and materials in this
a very modern Haute Couture: From laminated
lace to neoprene and concrete he combined these
new fabrics with the classic couture chiffon, tulle, tweed and organza.
Concrete was turned into an actual fabric,
uniting it with pearl, crystal and sequin embroideries.
For the first time ever concrete is embroidered, sewn,
inlaid, perforated like a mesh.
The overall silhouette of the collection structured
with hour glass shapes
the fabric is draped over cages.
The palette is black and white with flashes of scarlett,
rust and gold, sky blue, ultramarine and silver.
Jackets and coats are made from a single piece,
cut on the bias in Karl Lagerfeld's new “seamless Haute Couture”.
Knee length dresses are worn with
“cycling shorts à la française” or bloomers.
The jackets and skirted frock coats are fastened
with metal and concrete buttons or by staples.
We loved the empire line dresses.
There are intricate tweeds and the most beautiful
embroidery and beading.
Above: “des tongs très chic” (very chic flip-flops)
Until next time J Xx