Being a true fan of Chanel I try to have a look at every piece, each creation by Karl Lagerfeld who has got an incredible talent of seeing the beauty in everything. For his Spring/ Summer 2012 collection the designer took sea as the main theme (Versace also did.). He transformed the Grand Palais into an underwater world with huge corals, shells, sea horses, and stingrays decorating it.
Chanel Spring/ Summer 2012 was very feminine and chic. Karl Lagerfeld used new fabrics which shone perfectly in the dim light of the place. Shapes weren’t always tight-fitting but even being loose they look good on a woman’s figure.
Boxy tweeds, drop waists, mille-feuille pleats were all in the Spring/ Summer 2012 Chanel collection. There were some weird elements too, for example, the dress with ruffles in shape of sea sponges.
But it was the accessories that I was attracted to in Chanel Spring/ Summer 2012 collection. Majority of bags were very Chanel – with chain handles and quilt detailing, while others looked amazing being all over adorned with pearls. By the way, pearls were used as belts and even to beautify models’ bodies.
I didn’t like the shoes though. Maybe their design ideally suited the theme of the collection but there was little lovely about them.
See Chanel Spring/ Summer 2012 fashion show:
- chanel summer 2012
- chanel collection 2012
- chanel spring summer collection 2012
- Chanel: Underwater fashion show
- fashion designers collection note on underwater world
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