Ambiguous Chanel Fall 2013 Collection
I had a hard time figuring out whether I liked the Chanel Fall 2013 collection or not. See, it’s neither and both. The tweed-filled collection is full of surprises as well as extremes. There is a number of gorgeous little black dresses as well as strange assymetrical coats and embroidered bohemian jeans that somehow found their way into the collection. The accessories and footwear also add drama to the outfits. They include the bright short fur hats, thigh-high leather boots decorated with chains, and hard case LEGO-like Chanel handbags.
The show opened with a couple of coats with shorter fronts followed by the tweed coat jackets paired with leather stocking boots and men’s style shoes. The major part of the collection is designed in black with occasional pops of bright pink, cobalt blue, navy and white.
The outfits were also spruced up with colorful accessories like fur hats in red, cobalt blue, and light pink and handbags in bright yellow, red and blue. The accessories also included the statement chain necklaces and bracelets.
The collection also features tweed coats and suits galore which are designed with standing collars, pocket flaps and A-line skirts with a front slit revealing another skirt underneath. There is also some knitwear which included an oversize sweater dress and a couple of multicolor knitted ensembles.
A signature quilting was used to create a few ensembles which added another texture to the array of details in the collection. Some of the pieces (like the little black dress below) featured dimensional details on the sleeves and skirts.
Karl Lagerfeld as always put on a show that took place at the Grand Palais featuring a dramatic round catwalk with a giant sphere at its center. What do you think about the show/collection?
Watch the video of Chanel Fall 2013 fashion show:
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