The Chanel show by Karl Lagerfeld is always a highlight of Paris Fashion Week, and the newest label’s Spring Summer 2013 collection was revealed, showcasing an easy breezy affair of simple, yet amazingly elegant pieces that stay true to the DNA of the house. Among the pieces, Karl Lagerfeld gave a hint of Chanel trademarks highlighted with soothing effects of a fresh summer with the power of sun.
Jackets and sweaters had earned a special focus featuring voluminous shoulders with puffed sleeves, while large pearl embellishments speckled the dresses and adorned the hemlines. One strapless version in denim, with pearls around the edge of the top, looked particularly fresh and playful. Another win A was also seen on the graphic grid-like tweeds that echoed the look of the solar panels, as well as rounded cropped, cape-like jacket with 3/4 bell sleeves over dresses that were so fitted on the bodice, while plenty of weave fabrics and a sharp trouser suit in rich purple breaking up the collection.
Unlike most of Lagerfeld’s work of arts, this season collection screams more lightness and simplicity, which was cool and breeze with relatively minimal details for the designer. “Suddenly, we had the mood of clean. And fresh, light, but not shapeless. It’s about proportion, different volumes. For me, it’s completely refreshed,” said Lagerfeld.
Finally, embroidered flowers and leaves appliqués played the feminine part of the collection, adorning on white strapless dresses in linen chambray or gingham tweed, cropped denim jackets and dresses, to sophisticated long evening dresses in monastic black and white. Not to mention, pearly jewelries like chunky necklaces and bracelets with multiple strands, striking designer handbags, hats, and shoes with dashing details, as well as leather sandals with striped beige wedge and black ankle straps complete the hot breezy summer of Chanel.
All in all, as the concept of Chanel Spring Summer 2013 collection is free energy and cleanness reflecting on the graphic lines and minimalist decoration, the entire selections truly brought the classic Chanel that combined with modern trend of simplicity and sophisticated chic.